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25 Feb 2020
Open Letter To: The Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis   Dear Prime Minister, The organizations signing this letter have been engaged for many years in the field of human rights and humanitarian aid and are looking...
01 Oct 2019
There were 4,501 unaccompanied children in Greece at the end of September and the numbers are rising, which give a big challenge to the country’s child protection mechanisms. The Labor and Social Affairs Ministry tries to improve the circumstances...
15 Feb 2019
The Pulitzer Center articles paints a unique picture about the challenges unaccompanied refugee minors in Greece face, explaining how the system in place fails them and what can be done to improve the situation. The article tells a story about 16-...
01 Aug 2016
IRIN reports that sixteen-year-old Hamza, an Afghan refugee, can't shake the memory of another teenager's bloody, dying body on the ground metres from his tent. The victim, also an Afghan refugee aged 16, suffered severe stab wounds and head...
18 Jun 2016
Aljazeera reports that as the United Nations commemorates World Refugee Day on Monday, many Elliniko residents say they are struggling with overcrowding, unsanitary food and a lack of adequate medical services amid soaring illnesses in the camp. ...
29 Mar 2016
The Wall Street Journal reports that migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere, stuck in Greece, are turning to a barely disguised smuggling market for passage to other European countries. The combination of closed borders and unrestrained...
21 Mar 2016
Yahoo News reports that more than 1,600 migrants have landed in Greece since a landmark EU-Turkey deal on curbing the influx took effect, as Greek authorities scramble to implement complex new rules. Under the migrant deal, for every Syrian sent...
05 Jun 2015
The United Nations refugee agency reports that it is strengthening its position in the eastern Aegean islands of Greece where approximately 600 immigrants a day arrive from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Turkey. Although the number of refugees is very...

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