The recent migrant crisis affecting citizens of the Greek islands, and Greece as a whole, is being watched by the Greek community in Australia with open eyes. The Greek Australian communities have now come together to voice their thoughts and make their views known to the greater population.
The Pan Lesvian Federation of Australia and NZ and the Mytilenean Brotherhood of Sydney and NSW has called for the commencement of action at the Mytilenean House on Saturday 14 March 2020 from 4pm.
The meeting aims to provide an opportunity for locals to voice their concerns on the matter and hear first hand, by direct video link, from these affected islands the plight of the local residents.
“The ever growing refugee problem on the eastern islands will have far reaching ramifications for of Greece and to our European neighbours,” a spokesperson from the Pan Lesvian Federation of Australia and NZ says.
“This is a catastrophe growing in magnitude day by day.”
Speaking with the Greek Herald, President of the Mytilenean Brotherhood of Sydney and NSW, Peter Psomas, talked about the developing agenda that will be taking place on March 14.
During the event they will be talking to multiple Greek island locals and politicians from Lesvos, Chios and Samos. Both Peter Psomas and the President of the Pan Lesvian Federation of Australia and NZ will be in communication with those abroad.
“We just want to show our support, no political alliance with anywhere. Just standing for what we stand for and showing them that we’re thinking of them,” Psomas says.
Shown below are three open letters to all Hellenes and Philhellenes and especially those that have been impacted directly by the growing refugee presence on the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos.