Greek Ombudsman appeals to gov’t to help Syrian refugees

The Greek Ombudsman on Thursday appealed to the government to take action to offer accommodation and support to refugees who have arrived in Greece from war-torn Syria.

The watchdog asked authorities to draft an “action plan” to address “the very real problems of people whose lives and safety are at risk in their homeland.”

Apart from securing accommodation, food and medical attention for the refugees, the Ombudsman asked the state to tap the European Refugee Fund.