Community meeting in RRC Sofia - Vienna Rampa

A team of social workers from  IOMBulgaria carried out a community meeting with 43 unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors, accommodated in the Safety zone in RRC Sofia- Voenna Rampa.  

The children were introduced to the accommodation order, the consequences of non-compliance with the internal rules in the zone, the need to maintain good public and personal hygiene, the right to medical care, the opportunities for studying Bulgarian language as well as the paramount importance of good communication, discipline and mutual respect.  

IOM staff and unaccompanied minors during a community meeting

Special attention was paid to the importance of tolerance and respect for other cultures, religious views and personal beliefs. The children were acquainted with the serious negative effects of the alcohol consumption and the use of drugs, especially for the young. IOM Bulgaria staff provided translation into Dari and Pashto.  

This activity was implemented within the framework of the project “Support for unaccompanied minors, seeking international protection” funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2020 under the Programme “Home Affairs”.