Aegean locals are tiring of refugees from Turkey, but migration doesn’t look to be stopping any time soon.
Neither are the islanders going to get what they really want. “They want, really, the refugees to be moved from the islands to the mainland, and the government does not want to do that, because then Turkey refuses to take back those who come but are denied asylum. So once they leave the islands it’s harder to return them if their applications for asylum are rejected. So it’s a complicated situation.”
If refugees can reach the mainland, they get much better care than in severely overcrowded refugee camps. AMG can also help them assimilate to Greek culture, training them in language and giving them permanent homes.
Ioannidis says, “There are times when there is medical help needed, and they have nowhere else to turn, So, in those cases, we do care for a number of refugees at St. Luke’s Hospital as the need arises and as we have the ability to do so.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray that refugees in the Aegean Islands would be allowed to reach the mainland and build new lives in Europe.
- Ask God that these refugees would be reached with the Gospel.
- Pray that God would bring peace and stability to Syria and other countries in the Middle East.