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The Guardian Angels Helping Greek Children in Need this Holiday Season

The NGO "Mazi gia to Paidi," or "Together for Children," has been supporting Greek children facing all forms of difficulty, including bullying, disease, poverty, hunger, mental illness, and abuse, since its formation in 1996. Speaking to Greek Reporter, Alexandra Martinou,...

Search and Rescue Underway for Migrants off the Island of Lesvos

A search and rescue attempt is currently underway off the Greek island of Lesvos after three women were reported to have fallen off a migrant boat as it neared the island early on Friday. The Greek Coast Guard launched the...

Greece Busts Migrant Trafficking Ring; Dozens of Humanitarian Workers Accused

The Greek police announced on Monday that they had busted a huge trafficking ring which was assisting migrants and asylum seekers to cross illegally into the country from the Turkish coast. Police say that they identified 35 suspects -- among...

Greek NGO Helping Refugee Children Wins $2 Million Prize (video)

The Greek Non-Governmental Organization called "METAdrasi" won two million dollars in a prize awarded by the Conrad Hilton Foundation on Monday. This represents the largest monetary amount of any humanitarian prize in the entire world. "METAdrasi – Action for Migration and Development"...

19 NGOs Urge Greece and EU to Improve Conditions of Refugee Camps

Nineteen Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have appealed to the EU and Greek authorities demanding the immediate improvement of conditions in Greece’s Refugee Camps and Hot Spots. The NGO that support refugees and migrants throughout the world claim in their joint announcement...

File on NGO Accused of Criminal Acts to go to Supreme Court Prosecutor, Mouzalas Says

Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas on Thursday announced that he is forwarding the complete file on a non-governmental organization active in Greece to the Supreme Court prosecutor, either on Friday or next Monday, so that reports accusing the NGO...

Asylum Applications on Islands Can Delay by Up to Seven Months, Says Greek NGO

Difficult access and long delays in processing asylum applications are the main findings in a report released by Greek NGO “Aitima” on Tuesday, which monitors the asylum procedures at both the mainland and the islands. The NGO said it...

U.S. Volunteer Network 'Orphan Grain Train' Ships 3rd Batch of Aid to Northern Greece

A new shipment of humanitarian aid from American NGO “Orphan Grain Train” will arrive at Thessaloniki port on December 14, a social solidarity official from the prefecture of central Macedonia said on Monday, during a council meeting. The 20-ton shipment...

Ex-Chief of Greek Church NGO to Face Trial for Breach of Trust and Embezzlement

The former manager of the Church of Greece non-governmental charity "Allileggii" (Solidarity) and three alleged accomplices were indicted on Tuesday to stand trial on serious charges ranging from embezzlement of public funds to breach of trust. The charges relate...

Doctors Without Borders: EU's Refugee Policies are in Contrast to Humanitarian Values

The refugee policies followed by the European Union are in direct contrast to its humanitarian values, the International Secretary General of “Doctors Without Borders,” Jerome Oberreit, told ANA-MPA in an interview on Thursday, just a few days after the...