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Schistos: The 4th training of refugees in emergency situations has been completed

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31 recognized refugees participated in the exercise, who were trained in field exercises and learning the Greek language, while refugee trainers from Malacca also took part for the first time.

The fourth consecutive training exercise for recognized refugees in forest fires and emergency situations took place today at the accommodation structure of Schistos.

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31 recognized refugees participated in the exercise, who were trained in field exercises and learning the Greek language, while refugee trainers from Malacca also took part for the first time.

With this exercise, the first phase of the project of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum was completed. Based on this, four emergency teams were created in the structures of Samos, Malakasa, Ritsona and Schistos. 50% of the participants were women.

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As stated in a relevant announcement by the ministry, three unique evacuation plans (Malacca, Ritsona, Schistos) were implemented in the exercises, drawn up by the beneficiaries during their training courses. It is also noted that in Malakasa, with special protocols of the Fire Department, the first disabled man was trained in emergency management, including field training.

In total there were 16 field exercises, 256 hours of training and 160 hours of learning the Greek language. 102 beneficiaries and 50 trainers participated in them.

Today’s action was attended, among others, by the Deputy Minister of Migration and Asylum, Sofia Voultepsi, the head of the IOM in Greece, Gianluca Rocco, the deputy representative of the High Commissioner in Greece, Jason Heps, the secretary general of Immigration Policy, Patroklos Georgiadis, the secretary general of Applicants Asylo, Manos Logothetis, the special secretary for the Protection of Unaccompanied Minors, Iraklis Moskoff, the Fire Department director of the Fire Department headquarters, Chief Andreas Stembilis, representatives of the embassies of the USA, the Netherlands and France, representatives of the European Asylum Support Service and representatives of the European Commission.

“It is important that the beneficiaries showed so much interest in learning the language and training to deal with such difficult conditions, to learn to protect themselves but also to protect,” said the Deputy Minister of Immigration, Sofia Vultepsi.

The head of the International Organization for Migration, Gianluca Rocco emphasized that “the initiative of such an exercise is unique throughout Europe and is part of the accession processes organized in Greece through the financing of the Recovery Fund program. Membership is not an administrative process, but a process that includes understanding the values ​​of Greece and contribution to Greek society. Through this training, refugees are able to contribute in case of emergencies and natural disasters.”

The action was organized within the framework of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan “Greece 2.0” with funding from the European Union – NextGenerationEU.

All the integration programs of the Recovery Fund are implemented through the cooperation of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum, which belongs to the portfolio of the Deputy Minister, Sofia Voultepsi, with the International Organization for Migration and the coordinator is Archpriest Kalliopi Saini.

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