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Salpi Eskijian: “The children from Pournara stayed out for two nights in the cold and rain” (audio)

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We did not go to Pournara but Pournara came to us, he told Politis 107.6 and 97.6 The Executive Director of the Office for Religious Dialogue in the context of the peace process for the Cyprus issue, Salpi Eskijian, describing the difficult conditions in which the children who left the temporary shelter for immigrants in Kokkinotrimithia and gathered outside the Church of the Maronites), in Nicosia.

Referring to the history of the case with the unaccompanied children of Pournara, she said that last Wednesday 38 children left the shelter and came to the Hope of Children, located at the Paphos Gate, near the Maronite Church, walking for two hours in the cold and the rain, with most not even wearing shoes.

Ms Eskijian also said the children stayed out for two nights in the cold and rain. He went on to say that the sisters there gave hot food to the children. “On Thursday,” he added, “when we said to open the office we received the answer that we do not have such a right. That was a great shame for me. ” He went on to say that “fortunately the next day (Friday), since the issue had reached a higher level and was not at the level of a public official, the attitude of the Welfare Office changed and it asked us to help as an office and open the doors.” p>

Shoeless

Asked why the shoes and clothes sent by sensitized citizens do not reach Pournara and these people remain barefoot, Ms. Eskijian answered that she asked the same question. He went on to say that last Christmas, when an attempt was made to collect clothes, they received the answer that the warehouses were full. He went on to say that one of the children had an amputated leg and that he did not even have underwear. He wondered why the clothes that are sent to the children do not end up after they exist.

Listen to Salpi Eskijian's post in the “Morning Inspection” broadcast by Politis 107.6 & amp; 97.6:

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Source: politis.com.cy

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