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Idomeni Petition: Stop killing us slowly with Skype asylum applications

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION

This is a petition made by the people in Idomeni camp. They are forced by Greece government to apply for asylum through a skype call. They have to call a skype number, which is never available. they write:

 

n Idomeni camp, living in tents in the mud, rain and sun for over forty days, life is becoming a normal hell, frustrations are rising as we lose hope.

Our emotions cycle between apathy, frustration and decreasing hope as our lives are reduced to a routine of sleeping and waiting. Waiting in line for food, for tea, and to charge our phones, and waiting on hold for a Skype call that is never picked up.

Our lives are stuck in limbo.

And even though you know we are here, you force your eyes to look away.

The current system for us to apply for asylum or relocation – to continue our lives beyond camps in Greece – can only begin with an appointment made by a Skype call with very limited capacity.

See the following link for more info
https://newsthatmoves.org/en/?p=2216

Skype is frustrating at the best of times, but when your future depends on the call?

For people living in camps with limited access to electricity, smart phones, computers, or internet, this is a cruel and senseless procedure.

After we make our applications for asylum or relocation we may will still have to wait months – or even years – for decisions about our future to be made. But at the very least let us begin the wait now with some certainty – that we won´t be in this camp forever.

Dimitris Avramopoulos, Panagiotis Kouroumplis, Ioannis Mouzalas and Maria Stavropoulou

  • We want you to change the current hugely inadequate system of only being able to make asylum appointments to the Greek Asylum office by making a Skype call that is never picked up.
  • We want you to replace Skype with a face-to-face service in the refugee camps here in Greece.
  • We want you to increase the resources spent on this crucial service, to ensure that those of us who ran from war, who for weeks upon weeks have been living in a hopeless Limbo since the borders closed, are given a sense of hope that our lives can continue.

Please help us leave this limbo

Please change this system

Please let us apply for asylum or relocation in person in the camps

Please sign the petition

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION HERE

لقد اصبحت الحياة في مخيم ايدوميني كجحيم تغزوه خيمٌ في الطين و المطر و الحر لأربعين يوماًو الاحباط يعلو وجوهنا مع خسارة الأمل ، حيث يموت الناس هنا ببطيء يوماً بعد يوم، ويتناوبالأمل و الإحباط و اللامبالة مؤثراً على مشاعرنا ونحن نرى حياتنا تنحصر في روتينٍ من النوم والانتظار في طوابيرٍ للطعام والملابس وشرب الشاي كطريقة عصرية مبتكرة تهدف لإعدامنا . إن حياتنا تدور في المجهول، حيث أننا محصورون بعنق زجاجةٍ تحجزنا وعنق الزجاجة هذه ليست بأكبر من رأس الإبرة، وبالرغم من معرفة الجميع بحالنا هذه يرغمون أعينهم على النظر بعيداً عنا.
إن النظام الحالي للتقدم للجوء او لإعادة التوطين لإستكمال حياتنا خارج هذه المخيمات في اليونان لا تبدأ ألا بموعدٍ من خلال الإتصال ببرنامج السكايب ضمن إمكانيات محدودة لإجراء هذا الإتصال.
إن برنامج السكايب محبطٌ في أفضل أحواله، فكيف اذا كان مستقبلك يعتمد على مكالمةٍ بإستخدامه ؟
لأشخاص يعيشون بمخيمات بالكاد تتوفر فيها الكمبيوترات و الهواتف الذكية و الإنترنت و حتىالكهرباء، فإن هذه العملية فعلاً لقاسيةٌ وعديمة الرحمة، و حتى بعد تقديم طلباتنا للجوء أو لإعادة التوطين سيتوجب علينا الانتظار لأشهر أو حتى لسنوات لقرارات ستحدد مستقبلنا، على الاقل دعونا نبدأ مرحلة الإنتظار هذه الآن باعطائنا أمل بأننا لن نضيع مستقبلنا في المخيم و نبقى به للابد. – نريد منكم أن تغيرو هذا النظام الحالي الغير ملائمٍ إطلاقاً بأن لا يوجد خيار غير حجز موعدٍ للجوء في مكتب اللجوء اليوناني عن طريق إجراء مكالمة باستخدام السكايب الذي لا يجيب اطلاقاً.- نريد منكم إستبدال طريقة الحجز عن طريق السكايب بمقابلاتٍ وجه لوجه بالمخيمات .
– نريد منكم زيادة النفقات المسخرة لهذه الإجرائية المصيرية للذين هربو من الحرب وعاشوا أسابيع و أسابيع في مكانٍ عديم الامل منذ إغلاق الحدود لإعطائهم شعوراً بلأمل باستمرارية حياتهم
– رجاءً غيروا هذا النظام.- من فضلكم دعونا نقدم للجوء أو إعادة التوطين في المخيمات.
– ساعدونا على مغادرة المجهول.- رجاء وقعوا على هذه العريضة .


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