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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...

Greek PM Sees Positive Outcome of European Union Summit for Greece

The two-day European Union leader's summit concluded on Friday evening with the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras expressing his satisfaction with the summit's events. “These were two days with positive decisions for our country. Within a difficult field and I would say within negative European...

Refugee Crisis: Watch our Short Documentary "The European Dream"

Watch how Syrian and Afghan refugees enter Greece and what they have to go through after their arrival on Lesvos Island in order to reach a safe haven in Europe.  Thousands of refugees continue to arrive daily on Lesbos Island,...