International Organization for Migration – Office in Greece joins the Authentic Marathon of Athens, 9/11/2014

The journalist of ALPHA TV Antonis Sroiter run the 10km Road on behalf of IOM. A.Sroiter who voluntarily spread the message #migrationmeans ‘HOPE’. being a representative of Media, supporting the international online campaign #migrationmeans by IOM, which has  thousands of followers around the globe. It was a strong opportunity to inform the public about the IOM’s projects in Greece and the option of voluntary return, given to the migrants.

The same day at 10.50, the children hosted at the Shelters of SOAM program (Supporting Organizations that assist migrant asylum seeking population in Greece) run the 1km KidsRun. IOM is the funding operator of the SOAM program, while the NGO’s PRAKSIS,NOSTOS and MDM who coordinate the Shelters Stegi Plus, Mellon and the Reception Center of vulnerable asylum seekers, supported this common activity in order to promote the on-line message #SOAMforShelters.

Until Saturday, IOM Greece was also hosted with the kind sponsorship of BeBest Company and the ERGO MARATHON EXPO, at the kiosk 45-47 of the TAEKWONDO Stadium,P.Faliro. IOM staff and the Head of Office, Daniel Esdras, were there to welcome the Marathon Runners and the volunteers who supported the message of the Organization, as well as the thousands of visitors who were interested in learning more about IOM’s international work.