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Amnesty International Condemns Living Conditions in Migrant Camps in Greece

Amnesty International has condemned the living conditions of one thousand refugees and migrants camping at former Athens airport at Elliniko. According to the organization, women and underage girls are at a constant risk of sexual and verbal abuse, making it all...

Amnesty International: 18 Years Before Refugees Stranded in Greece are Relocated

Amnesty International's report on the refugee crisis in Greece states that while images of men, women and children trudging through the Balkans have stopped, the humanitarian crisis has not. In 2015, almost 60,000 refugees and migrants continue to be...

42nd Anniversary of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus Remembered [photos]

On July 15, 1974, the Greek military junta known in Greece as "The Junta," attempted a coup by Greek Army officers in Cyprus to achieve the reunification of Cyprus with Greece. A mere five days after the coup attempt, Turkey...

European Commission: Only 615 Out of 66,400 Asylum Seekers Have Been Relocated from Greece

Only 615 out of 66,400 migrants had been relocated from Greece to other EU member states in 2015, according to a European Commission report released last week. Amnesty International has used these figures in a report entitled "Trapped in Greece:...

Amnesty International: "Refugees detained in dire conditions in Greece"

By Amnesty International Thousands of refugees and migrants are being held arbitrarily in appalling conditions amid growing uncertainty, fear and despair over their fate under the new EU-Turkey refugee deal, Amnesty International said, after obtaining access to two highly restricted...

Turkey Forcibly Sending War Refugees Back to Syria, Amnesty Reports

Turkey has been rounding up and forcibly sending back about 100 Syrian refugees nearly every day since January, according to a new report by Amnesty International. The human rights group said Friday that this has been an "open secret" in...

Amnesty International Greece Charges Greek Authorities With Refusal of Access to Refugee Accommodation Center

Greek authorities have refused Amnesty International Greece with access to refugee accommodation centers and the hotspots so the organization can monitor current conditions, according to its director Giorgos Kosmopoulos. As reported in the Greek daily Ethnos, Mr. Kosmopoulos claims that...

Amnesty International Condemns Attacks Against Migrants and Activists on Greek Island of Kos

In a recent press release, Amnesty International spoke of "hellish" conditions for migrants and refugees on the Greek island of Kos, while the organization also condemned attacks against refugees and activists. "The refugees we met in Kos have fled war and persecution...

Papa Stratis the 'Savior' of Refugees in Lesvos Passes Away

Greek Orthodox priest Papa Stratis was only 57 years old but the work that he left behind changed the lives of many people and will be remembered forever. The Greek priest, also known by the name Efstratios Dimou carried...

Amnesty International: 'Refugees in Lesvos Are Facing Dreadful Conditions'

Weak coordination and severe shortages in facilities and staffing are creating dreadful conditions for the hundreds of refugees and migrants arriving daily on the Greek island of Lesvos, Amnesty International said in a report on Monday, after a research team returned...