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Greece To Limit Economic Assistance For Asylum Seekers

It was recently announced that asylum seekers and refugees in Greece will need to be housed in government facilities in order to qualify for economic assistance. The Ministry of Migration and Asylum stated to the press that by July 1,...

Greece Takes Measures as Doctors Warn of Coronavirus Pandemic in Refugee Camps

A special out-patient infirmary aimed at the early detection of possible coronavirus cases among asylum seekers at the VIAL reception and identification centre (RIC) on Chios has started operations just outside the camp, it was announced on Wednesday. The VIAL...

Greece Takes Over Management of Asylum Facilities from NGOs

The Greek government announced on Wednesday it is taking over twenty-eight facilities hosting asylum applicants on the Greek mainland from non-governmental organizations. Minister of Migration Notis Mitarakis said that the facilities will now become legal entities of their own and...

Two Asylum Seekers Commit Suicide in Northern Greece

Two asylum seekers in their 30s who were living in a hotel packed with refugees in northern Greece hanged themselves over Christmas, a charity said on Thursday. The bodies of the two men, an Afghan father of two aged 32...

New Asylum Bill Reaches Greek Parliament Amid Heavy Criticism

The new bill laying out the procedures by which refugees and migrants are either granted asylum status or are deported came before the Greek Parliament late Monday night. The aim of the new bill is to significantly reduce the time...

Situation on Samos Deteriorates as Migrant Flows Continue to Arrive

The situation on the Greek island of Samos is deteriorating as days go by, due to the huge number of refugees and migrants that have reached the island's shores over the last few months. Following the serious clashes that erupted...