Greece: UNHCR facilitates the integration of immigrant profiles on the islands
UNHCR explains that asylum seekers come to Greece with different qualifications, whether they are teachers, painters, health professionals or farmers, which facilitates their own integration and the lives of everyone in the camps, according to a survey commissioned by the Greeks. Ministry of Migration.
In the Greek islands, refugees and asylum seekers can help others first. “You have an expert on the site, use it, especially since this person sees the problem from within,” said Mirel Girard, representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
During the health crisis and vaccination campaign, “UNHCR mobilized all refugees and asylum seekers with a medical profile so that they could more accurately disseminate information about Govt,” an official added, adding that the UNHCR report was titled “Talent Behind”.
This is the case of asylum seeker Abdullahi Amato, who came from Cameroon in November 2019, whose profile is drawn up in the UNHCR report. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management and began assisting shortly after his arrival as a translator on medical teams in Lesbos.
He was also one of the many who helped explain the epidemic and prohibition signals in the island camps. Today, he participates in the vaccination campaign, citing a copy of the AFP report.
“It’s important for refugees to have feelings about themselves and their confidence in their future,” says Mirel Girard.
Because before escaping wars and tragedies, abandoning everything in their country and crossing the seas to reach an unknown culture, immigrants had a life, a career and an experience that could be “brought to their communities and country. The Greek labor market,” the report underscores.
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A “win-win” situation for refugees and their hosts, the UNHCR says, wants to “support” Greece’s “guidance” and “integration policy” by providing data on asylum seekers seeking educational status and professional experience.
He also opened his own pastry shop in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, to quote the Iranian refugee Lockman. Or Safar, a tailor in Iraq, made masks for locals and refugees when the plague hit Greece, in the center of the country, Trikala.
Between April and May 2021, UNHCR collected the educational status and profile of more than 7,000 migrants in the islands of Lesvos, Sியோos, Samos, Kos, Leros, Rhodes and Tilos. In the camps of the Greek mainland.
According to the report, drawn up in June, 86% of asylum seekers submitted to the Ministry of Immigration have an average or higher level of education. Skill trade is widespread, mostly in trade, industry, mining, agriculture and food. Many of them are doctors, lawyers, teachers and accountants.
Greece, the main gateway to Europe for many years, has seen a decline in the number of visits to its soil, up from 4,338 this year, according to UNHCR figures, upgrading on August 1 over Spain and Italy.