It’s been five years since European Union and Turkey Statement was signed on March 18th, 2016 aiming to halt migration flows to the Greek islands.
Thousands of people have been confronted with the harshness of European restraint policies, which poses a huge issue of respect for fundamental rights and further prolongs the mental discomfort of those who already have a traumatic experience to tell.
INTERSOS Hellas has been active in Greece since 2016, and has helped over 12,000 people with projects for refugees and asylum seekers. It is currently active in Epirus, Thessaly and Lesvos.
This year, we place even greater emphasis on the need for the EU to start intensifying its efforts so as to find and implement effective immigration policies based on the integration and protection process of the displaced.