President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition, Nasr Al-Hariri, talked to a number of Syrian refugees in Greece over the telephone to check up on their wellbeing and living conditions in the wake of the fires that engulfed Moria camp in the Greek island of Midilli (also known as Lesbos). Present were also SOC’s Secretary-General, Abdelbaset Abdullatif, member of the political committee Salem Al-Meslet, and member of the General Assembly, Adnan Al-Rahmoun.
Al-Hariri said that the SOC is following up the situation of the Syrian refugees with the Greek authorities, pointing out that the SOC called on the Greek authorities to urgently transfer refugees to safe places and meet their basis needs.
Al-Hariri stressed that the SOC and the Department of Refugee Affairs are working to communicate with the European Union and international organizations and bodies to help Syrian refugees in Greece, meet their needs, and allow them to cross to the countries they want to reach.
He went on to say that the SOC called on the Greek authorities to protect refugees on its territory and put an end to racist attacks against them.
He said that the SOC has already sent several letters to the international community to urge action and put pressure on the Greek authorities to abide by international agreements and laws on refugees as well as to ensure protection for Syrian refugees from racist attacks. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)