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We want an EU promoting human-rights and a fair share of responsibility

We insist that all countries take their own share of responsibility for the protection of refugees and that migrants, independent of their legal status, have their human rights respected.  We call for special attention to the most weak and vulnerable as well as to women, children and the elderly. We remain critical of the way some EU countries have responded so far to the refugee crisis. In this respect, we urge all EU countries to honour their commitments both in terms of relocation and resettlement. Showing solidarity is key in gaining credibility in international negotiations and in convincing other countries to live up to their responsibilities. We need to make sure that refugees are offered the opportunity to work and contribute to the development of their hosted societies. Nearly half of all migrants are women and girls. It is of paramount importance that not only the EU, but the UN Member States themselves, promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as a central element of the global migration agreement. Women must be fully involved and their voices listened to. We must include women’s needs and realities in the design of policies and solutions for refugee crises in order to make them more sustainable and effective. The EU must in the strongest terms possible advocate clear commitments on specific pressing issues, such as avoiding that people risk their lives in the desert or at sea, improving the actions concerning missing migrants, ensuring humane conditions in reception camps, calling for the end of child detention, strongly supporting family reunification or addressing specific measures on statelessness. These commitments must be included in the global agreements on refugees and migration.
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I am volunteering as a teaching assistant in a refugee school,which is located in the center of Athens.I am pretty sure that everyone has an opinion about the situation that occurs in Europe with the refugees,but the things i have witnessed,are indescribable.Most of the children are traumatised and they have no idea that they are stuck in Greece,with no luck of moving somewhere else,because many EU member countries have refused to share the burden of hosting refugees on their land.The worst part is that these children are luckier among others,most of them live with their parents and they have a stable housing.There are people that they didnt make it to survive,lost or even got drowned trying to cross from the Turkish coast to the aegean Islands.And i must say that these people are no different from us.Νevertherless,The EU counts digits and digits and digits,while people from Afghanistan,Syria,Iran,Iraq, are suffering and we do nothing about it,or leaving other countries to solve the whole problem.What is the point of the EU,if we do not unite as one ,and help those who are suffering and need help?What is the point if we remain xenophobic,narrow minded and blame harmless people for our financial and political crisis?The reason that i am talking dramatically is because the situation is dramatic,and i am talking by experience,not by uninmportant statistics and i really want to help on greater scale,not just by helping 20 or 50 people,but by solving the problem.

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