It is almost three hundred migrants rescued only today by the Greek Coast Guard, while tragedy on its highest peak was the moment that coast guards brought up a dead toddler body. Two Syrian traffickers are arrested among them by the Greek Authorities which seem to be involved in international smugglers’ network
EU president Donald Tusk called an emergency summit on illegal immigration, which will take place Thursday, in Brussels and Greek Prime Minster Alexis Tsipras is going to attend as European leaders called for action after 1000 and more migrants, among them war refugees drowned in the Mediterranean’s deadliest migrant disaster yet.
In Greece, dozens of immigrants arrive ashore on the Aegean islands, every day, by having multiplied X30 the number of victims which are more than 1700 lives, till now, lost, since the start of this year, on their swim thriller to the world’s West
An Emergency Action plan has been decided by the Greek Governement on a broad meeting chaired by the PM Alexis Tsipras,Tuesday April 14, to discomfort the accute influx increase of immigrants ariving to the Aegean islands of the country
The decisions were announced by Gabriel Sakellaridis and concern the
- the urgent need for developing specific areas in camps and existing infrastructure, where we are all necessary medical examinations and compliance with all health and safety rules
- The identification of the newcomenrs and the sorting to undocumented migrants or refugees after their transferf to reception centers in the mainland Greece* The Syrian refugees entitled to asylum, Syrian refugees will receive “all necessary documents immediately, or by the soonest possible process, (without circumventing the European treaties) by the authorities responsible in Greece*The government to set as priority in view of the EU Summit and the Meeting of the European Ministers of relevant jurisdiction, all necessary steps by the Greek governmenet to be taken, as the better possible response to the migration and refugee flows towards Europe to be addressed, in the context of European solidarity, by a proportional allocation of the refugees to all EU countries.
On the national Plan meeting for the Rescue Response of Greece for the Human “Catastrophe” of migration as President Hollande called it later , Dimitris Avramopoulos was represented by Aristides Kalogeropoulos, the special advisor to the Commissioner of Immigration, Home Affairs and Citizenship.
In the meeting preceeded Gavriil Sakellaridis’ announcements, which was chaired by Alexis Tsipras, Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis and Alternate Citizens’ Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis, took part , as well as the Christodoulopoulou and also coast guard officials.
“The refugee problem is international, not Greek,” Sakellaridis said. He stressed that most migrants arriving in Greece are fleeing war and deserves Greece’s and the international community’s solidarity and protection.
“Lately an increased refugee flow is observed thorugh the Mediterrannean Sea to our country, for reasons showing to be related to the the ever-worsening situation in Syria, and elsewhere. This is confirmed by the fact that during the very same period there was strongly marked an upward trend influx to Italy. The earliest records show that the motivation of the vast majority of these people are not primarily financially driven to immigrate, but due to the immediate danger fro their life, “and this is obviously a factor to be taken seriously.
“The refugee problem is international and not Greek. It requires seriousness, composure and above all humanity.
Greek Commissioner : “Europe will play its role…”
From the Greek commissioner ‘s part, there has been expressed, since the first moments of this crisis, to the Greek government, the acknowledgement that Europe should prepare for a difficult year of immigration -as Demetres Avramopoulos had concluded on this speech at the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament,
He had early said “The European Commission is ready to play the role it deserves to support and help member states – particularly those most affected and are most in need. “
Recalling that “the European Commission has recently provided emergency financial aid to certain Member States and is prepared to repeat if necessary”, he promised that the European Commission will contribute through Frontex protecting the EU’s external borders, “not only in Italy and along the Greek and Bulgarian borders. “
One day after the schocking Lampedusa disaster an extraordinary EU Summit for Migration was held, on which the Commissioner announced the ten points of Action for the humanitarian crisis in Aegean on Monday April 20,
Municipal authorities in Athens, where most migrants end up, after their arrest and detention on the islands, have demonstrated to the government their discomfort saying they were unable to host additional arrivals.Newborns in that vessel; In the middle of that Sea ditch while thousands souls and bodies, battle with life and death a Cameroun migrants brought to life these healthy twins..
The Alternate Immigration Policy Minister Tasia Christodoulopoulou said around 100,000 immigrants are expected to enter Greece this year, adding that most were refugees merit protection.
Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, on the other side, has said Greece cannot handle such an endless influx of migrants, which threatens to augment more.
President Hollande, having heard just the possibility the victims drown at the Lampedusa disaster to be 700, -and not 1100+ as finally came out- said it would be “the worst catastrophe” in the Mediterranean in recent years.
United Nations prediced on April 21 that 30.000 deaths are expected through migrating proceedures in Mediterranean in 2015