Comments on: Who’s in charge of the migrants arriving in Greece? The answer will surprise you. http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/09/whos-in-charge-of-the-migrants-arriving-in-greece-the-answer-will-surprise-you/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: globalreader http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/09/whos-in-charge-of-the-migrants-arriving-in-greece-the-answer-will-surprise-you/#comment-1120386 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:40:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44696#comment-1120386 Things have moved on significantly. Local government offices and local volunteers are involved. Local aid organisations with ties to international NGOs (like the Hellenic Red Cross and their IFRC partners), churches and their affiliates (Apostole) and other international NGOs (such as WAH, Samaritian’s Purse and Save the Children) and others are on the islands and working. Volunteers who arrived on their own accord do play a part. They were fast, caring and have provided services. However, they are not vetted, they come with a mix of donations that don’t always meet the need and sometimes are only around for a few days or a week or two. Both sides of the story should be told to get a clear picture. It is true that the complexity of this situation caused delays for the UN and large NGOs but once they began work, they put safegaurding measures into place for the most vulnerable, instituted international standards (hygiene, nutrition, shelter, etc) and provide consistent support that is sustainable for at least months (not days) across large sections of the migrant/refugee route. It’s fair to say both have their strengths and their weakness and could provide complimentary aid to those most in need. The best way to do that is to show how they can work together rather than trying to pit them against each other by one-sided articles that belittle one to highlight the other.

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By: AbdulKhan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/09/whos-in-charge-of-the-migrants-arriving-in-greece-the-answer-will-surprise-you/#comment-1117788 Sat, 14 Nov 2015 11:52:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44696#comment-1117788 Why do countries even allow Refugees is beyond me?

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By: PPoulos http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/09/whos-in-charge-of-the-migrants-arriving-in-greece-the-answer-will-surprise-you/#comment-1117027 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:18:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44696#comment-1117027 Is the answer no one?? Is that supposed to be surprising?

Also, why have the people of Lesbos been left out of this article. Are they not helping? You only mention volunteers from foreign countries. Shameful.

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