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New Greek Government Pledges to "Immediately" Improve Refugee Living Conditions

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Monday with Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, at Maximos Mansion in Athens. The meeting set forth a six-point plan to improve the conditions under which refugees and...

Greek-French Architect Designs Multipurpose Life Jacket for Refugees and Migrants

A young Greek-French architect has recently developed a new, innovative life jacket which could help refugees and migrants in many ways while they make their way over the Mediterranean to find a better life in Europe. The project, dubbed the...

Shapiro Foundation to Grant 18 Scholarships to Greece's Refugee Children

The ''HOME Project,'' a nonprofit organization which offers shelter and employment for children and young refugees in Greece, recently announced the granting of 18 full-time scholarships for the American Community Schools (ACS Athens) for the academic year 2019-2020. The scholarships...

Nearly 12,500 Refugee Children Now Attend Greek Schools

Merope Tzoufi, Greece's Alternate Education Minister, presented the latest data concerning the Education of refugee children in Greece on Thursday. Tzoufi said at a special event held in the Greek Ministry of Education that approximately 12,500 refugee children are currently...

Greece First in EU in New Migrant Arrivals for 2019, UN Confirms

Greece received the biggest number of migrants from January 1 to May 8, the United Nations (UN) confirmed on Friday. According to the UN Migration agency, a total of more than 17,000 irregular migrants reached the European shores during the...

Survey Finds Greeks Are More Empathetic Toward Refugees Than Other Europeans

A new report published recently shows that the Greek people are more empathetic toward refugees compared to other Europeans. The report, titled ''Attitudes Towards National Identity, Immigration and Refugees in Greece'' was conducted by ''More in Common,'' an international non-governmental organization,...

''Doctors Without Borders'' Secures Affordable Pneumonia Vaccines for Refugee Children in Greece

The humanitarian aid organization ''Médecins sans frontières'' (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) announced on Friday that they secured pneumonia vaccines at an affordable price in order to vaccinate children who live in refugee camps in Greece. MSF noted that this...

Number of Migrants Rises in Greece as EU Fails in Relocation Efforts

More than five thousand refugees and migrants came to Greece during the first sixty-three days of 2019, according to the most recent data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). A total of 3,634 individuals reached the Greek...

Council of Europe Criticizes Greece for Treatment of Mental Health and Immigrants

The Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) of the Council of Europe published a report on Tuesday which strongly criticizes Greece. The main focus of the report is on how some of...

European Council on Refugees Decries Facilities in Thessaloniki Camp

The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) issued a statement on Friday regarding the living conditions of migrants in camps in Thessaloniki, in northern Greece. The statement notes that ''newly-arrived asylum seekers in mainland Greece live in a makeshift...