Migration Min Vitsas on World’s Refugee Day: Protection of refugees a moral obligation

“The protection of the refugees and of the asylum seekers in Greece and Europe is not only a legal duty based on the International Law and the International Treaties, but most of all an ethical duty,” stated Migration Policy Minister Dimitris Vitsas on World Refugee Day marked on July 20.

Vitsas reiterated the steps taken in Greece for the reception and integration of the refugees adding that “our obligation is the guarantee that the refugees that arrive in Greece, trying to save their lives, will find the conditions to live a life with safety and dignity”.

Moreover, he asks for the fair allocation of the migration burden that first reception countries bear to all the European countries.