Iftar of Legis for Partners

On May 31, 2018, Legis organised eftar dinner in cooperation with its generous donors to which all Legis’ close partners, collaborators, government institutions, supporters, donors were invited. The dinner took place on the occasion of the fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan.

The president of Legis, Mersiha Smailović, addressed the attendees in a speech expressing gratitude for their presence at the eftar. She emphasized the objectives of Ramadan itself, being an opportunity for unity, for sharing a meal with our friends and partners, but also for remembering the poor in society and encouraging ourselves to be more merciful and sympathetic with them. Moreover, Legis has made efforts not to forget the refugees/migrants residing in the border transit centres by providing them with iftar and suhoor thanks to the donors. Mersiha also called on the representatives of the government institutions not to forget the asylum seekers and to commit to their integration in society.

In conclusion, Mersiha thanked once again the Municipality of Chair and its Mayor Visar Ganiu for its unconditional support throughout Legis’ work, Djemile Memet, president of the council of Chair Municipality, the minister Edmond Ademi, the Government’s spokesperson Mile Bosnjakovski, Cvetanka Laskova, advisor to the Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Senad Smailović, director of the Public Enterprise for Streets and Roads, Djelal Hodjić, vice president of the Agency for Community Rights Realisation,  the Municipality of Butel and its Mayor Velimir Smilevski. In addition, the president of Legis addressed special thanks to Legis’ teams in the transit centers of Gevgelija, Tabanovce, Lojane, Skopje and our close partners from the Crisis Management Center, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the Open Society Foundations Macedonia represented by Slavica Indjevska, the Macedonian Young Lawyers Association represented by Zoran Drangovski, La Strada represented by Jasmina Dimishkova, the Ombudsman’s Office represented by Snezhana Teodosievska, the UNHCR represented by Dejan Kladarin and Avni Lecaj, IOM represented by Sonja Bozhinovska, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, the OSCE represented by Thomas Harte and many others that have contributed to managing the greatest refugee flow since World War II.