Serêkaniyê Migrant Committee issues a written statement to mark World Refugee Day

The Serêkaniyê Migrant Committee issued a written statement on the occasion of 20 June World Refugee Day.

The statement said: “World Refugee Day was proclaimed on the basis of support for refugees around the world. This day was determined not only for the memory and rights of immigrants, but also for support for their survival. At the same time, the return of the forcibly displaced should be ensured.”

The statement continued: “The number of refugees is increasing because of the war in Syria. Current politics pose a danger to their lives. The politics carried out by the Turkish state and its mercenaries in Serêkaniyê and Girê Spî today caused our people to migrate."

Drawing attention to the difficulties faced by immigrants since the occupation of Serêkaniyê, the committee said: “The war causes migration and suffering to increase. And this happens as a result of the approval of international powers that speculate on societies. Likewise, cases and files regarding refugees are used for the benefit of states. This, in addition to immigration, causes demographic change, as is the case in Northern and Eastern Syria today.”

At the end of its statement, the Serêkaniyê Migrant Committee called on international organizations and the whole world to support refugees and ensure their safe return to their homes.