A group of migrants from Cuba seek refugee in Greece after fleeing from their home nation, due to economic and political crisis.
Greece, which has been a European port for most refugees who come from Asia and African nations. However, the recent trend has witnessed more Cuban citizens escaping their country to live a better life in Greece.
Furthermore, additionally, 130 Cubans migrated from Greece to Milan in northern Italy.
The continuously rising list of Cuban refugees has proven that everyone coming towards Greece will play a part in the nation’s overall growth like other citizens.
A Cuban refugee, Juan enlisted his compatriots on a refugee petition and has gathered 400 signatures.
Meanwhile, Juan said, “There are law enforcement officers, doctors, engineers. We are not brigands. We want the country that will embrace us to see that we can offer things to society. We are not here to extract wealth and go home. we want to play a role in the growth of the society and nation.”
Notably, people escape Cuba mainly because of the depressing economy and political repression that forces people to leave the nation.
Juan further added that, “People who are protesting against the government are either arrested or get beaten. Although escaping towards any other nation has its challenges, the Cuban refugee is committed to staying in a place that respects democracy and human rights, unlike Cuba.”
Cuba is a single-party authoritarian nation that strictly restricts fundamental civil liberties. This one-party system excludes opportunities for Cuban citizens to make impactful changes to their current system, which made people turn towards other countries to seek refugee.
Meanwhile, Greece is not at all in a position to let Cubans into the territory of Greece and are forcing them to go back or seek refugee somewhere else.
The situation is getting terrible for the refugee seekers, as many developed countries put complex restrictions in accepting foreign refugees.