Humanitarian workers visit Porin

Humanitarian workers visit Porin

Humanitarian workers visit Iranian community in the refugee center Porin

Porin, Zagreb, July 13th  2017 – Humanitarian workers Mr. Rafai Petrossian and his wife Mrs. Farah Dorafsha, visited Iranian community of asylum and international protection seekers in the center Porin in Zagreb, Croatia.

Director of the humanitarian organization Croatian Baptist Aid, Toma Magda, together with Mr. Petrossian and his wife Mrs. Dorafsha, and pastor Mihal Kreko, visited the center Porin and talked about the refugee crisis and the service that Croatian Baptist Aid offered to the refugees on their journey from Greece to Croatia. While one of CBA’s teams worked in the refugee camps in Greece and Serbia, another part of the team, led by Mr. Željko Čanji, worked on the programs of integration in the asylum center Porin in Zagreb, Croatia.

The group talked about the refugee crisis and the humanity that Croatian people showed during the crisis but they also talked about the problems that Iranian community of asylum and international protection seekers is facing while waiting for the asylum status to be approved. However, Iranian community is not alone in this problem. Pastor Kreko is selflessly offering humanitarian aid and is actively interceding with the Croatian institutions for the Iranian community seeking the resolution of their status and the chance for a new beginning in Croatia. Led by the team leader of Croatian Baptist Aid in Porin, Željko Čanji, Mr. Petrossian and his wife visited the center in Porin, and had a chance to hear firsthand from some of the asylum seekers about their problems and fears, but also about their wishes for their future.

Interceding for and offering their support to the asylum and international protection seekers today in Croatia, are also organizations like Croatian Red Cross, Are You Syrious, JRS, CMS, Caritas, as well as other NGOs.


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