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Amygdaleza Camp Opens Again, With Playground and Wi-Fi

The notorious Amygdaleza camp for migrants and refugees opened up again by the very government that criticized its existence. Alternative Public Order Minister Nikos Toskas inaugurated its "new" settlement for 300 refugees. In an effort to disconnect the link with the Amygdaleza...

Migrant Detention Center Evacuation Continues With Mixed Results

The operation to evacuate and shut down the Amygdaleza migrant detention center in Greece continues with very little success. The vulnerable groups that should have been removed first are still in while the migrants who have been released are finding shelter...

Migrants from Amygdaleza Detention Center Released in Athens

The evacuation of the Amygdaleza migrant detention center continues at a rate of 30 migrants per day. The migrants go through an evaluation committee and they are given temporary permits to stay in Greece. The migrants are transported from Amygdaleza...

Greek Authorities Start Evacuating Amygdaleza Migrant Detention Center

Greek authorities have started evacuating the Amygdaleza migrant detention center last Friday, saying they have released 100 migrants by Tuesday, while 980 remain in the premises. Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Giannis Panousis had pledged to close down the Amygdaleza facility within 100 days, citing...

Greek Deputy Migration Minister: Citizenship Granting Bill for Second Generation Migrants to be Tabled First

Greece’s Deputy Migration Policy Minister Tasia Christodoulopoulou, in an interview with Athens-Macedonian News Agency, declared that her first bill to be tabled in the Greek Parliament will be the one regarding granting citizenship to second generation migrants. As she said, the bill is...

Migrants Released from Criticized Greek Detention Center

It was decided on Wednesday, February 18, that Greek authorities gradually start releasing migrants from Amygdaleza detention center, northwest of Athens. The mass release will start next Tuesday, just days after the center was criticized by Doctors of the...

Greek Minister Visits Site of Pakistani National's Suicide at Detention Center, Expresses 'Shame' at Conditions

Greek Alternate Minister for Civil Protection Yiannis Panousis said on Saturday he was "ashamed as a human being" after seeing the foreigners' detention center in Amygdaleza, north of Athens, Greece, where a Pakistani national, 28, hanged himself late on...

Hunger Strike After Death of Immigrant at Greek Detention Camp

The death of Pakistani illegal immigrant Mohamed Asfak sparked the hunger strike of hundreds of detainees at the Amygdaleza detention center on Monday. Asfak had been suffering from respiratory problems for months. However, he was not hospitalized until his condition...

Prisoners and Police Officers in Greek Detention Centers Suffer from Tuberculosis

Several prisoners and police officers in Greece have been found infected with tuberculosis. The Greek Center of Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) has stated that it is launching a program to vaccinate convicted prisoners, immigrants held in detention and police...

Greece Privatizing Detention Centers

According to a decision issued by the Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection, the management of six temporary detention centers, where undocumented immigrants have been led to, will soon be put out to tender and private security firm...