Refugee Week Greece Arts Festival Runs Through June 26th
Refugee Week Greece, which bills itself as a community-led arts festival celebrating stories of migration, runs through June 26th in specified locations throughout the country. The June 20th start coincided with World Refugee Day, an international day designated by the...
Greece Grants Protection Status to Ukrainian Refugees
Greece will provide one-year protection status along with rights to work and medical care to Ukrainian refugees entering Greece, the Migration & Asylum Ministry announced on Wednesday. This will be issued to Ukrainian nationals within 90 days of their entering...
Greece Accused of Pushing Back Migrants, Refugees at Sea
Greek authorities are accused of using harsh tactics called "pushback" to deter refugees from entering Greece by sea.
Human Rights Watch Annual Report Bleak for Refugee Treatment in Greece
Throughout 2017, NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) has been very critical of the Greek government's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers on the island hotspots. Now in its annual report about the conditions of refugees in the EU, the group...
Oxfam: 5,000 Refugees to be Moved to Mainland Greece
Although no official announcement has been made yet, NGOs working with migrants and refugees in the Greek islands say they have been assured that 5,000 asylum seekers will be moved to the Greek mainland. The government intends to transfer 5,000...
Migrants Returning Home from Greece Start Businesses
The UN Migration Agency announced that more than 2,000 migrants who returned home voluntarily from Greece have successfully implemented personalized reintegration plans in their countries of origin over the last 15 months. The 2,084 beneficiaries who returned home voluntarily from Greece...
Aid Group: Refugees Health Problems Treated "Inadequately" in Greece
Refugees and migrants in Greece receive little or no medical care for most health problems they face, and fewer than half of those pregnant have access to maternal care, the aid group Doctors of the World announced. Doctors of the...
Greece Will be Ready for Returning Refugees, Migration Minister tells the Guardian
Conditions have improved and will meet EU criteria, Migration minister Yannis Mouzalas told British newspaper The Guardian in an interview about housing returning refugees from EU countries. “The paperwork has begun and we expect returns to begin over the next...
Idomeni: Our Photo Album from the Refugee Town That Once Was
As the sun rose last Tuesday morning, the Greek Authorities started evacuating the Idomeni refugee camp at the border of Greece and FYROM where approximately 10,000 refugees had been living in dire conditions for months on end. As the refugees packed up their...
Bloomberg Chart: Italy Migrant Route Now Busier Than Path Through Greece
A recent chart created and published by Bloomberg, shows that the refugee route to Europe through Italy is becoming busier and, for the first time since April 2015, saw more arrivals than Greece saw from the country towards the...
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