Mytilene: Queen Rania sends message of compassion

Mytilene: Queen Rania sends message of compassion

Athens, April 26, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

“We must restore humanism and compassion because the refugee crisis concerns persons, not borders and barriers”, said the Queen Rania of Jordan, in a message on twitter, during her visit to Lesbos, where she met with refugees.

Queen Rania’s message is as follows:

“We need a collective and value-orientated way of dealing with the refugee crisis, based on the fact that distribution of burden is not the transfer of burden.

The responsibility for refugees can not be defined by geography. It is beyond the powers of a country or a region to meet it.

We must restore humanism and compassion because the refugee crisis concerns people, not borders and barriers.

The global community must find legal alternatives and pathways that will lead these people to safety, and to work on a long-term sustainable solutions to this crisis.

Listening to the stories of refugees, it was difficult to decide which story was more harrowing than the other, because each one is a tragedy.

The international community must support humanitarian organizations, such as the IRC and UNHCR for their tireless work in helping the refugees”.

On her account on instagram she uploaded a photo in which she is conversing with women refugees and comments that “people must remember that no one chooses to be a refugee”.

Her visit at the camp of Kara Tepe, operates under the responsibility of the international humanitarian organization IRC, which was the one that invited Queen Rania to Greece.