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24 Apr 2020
Ten EU countries have volunteered to host migrant children from Greek refugee camps: Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg and Lithuania. So far, only 12 children have been taken to Luxembourg and 47 to...
16 Apr 2020
Conditions in Greek refugee camps are not adequate for teaching, and hampering factors such as exploitation and abuse of unaccompanied boys and girls make it even more difficult. Today, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even harder for...
05 Apr 2020
How do you stop coronavirus in a refugee camp? – This is the question, that comes up in Moria, in the island of Lesbos, Greece. One dweller was tested positive in Malakasa (another camp) and a woman, who gave birth to a child not long ago, in...

Unsafe and inhumane living conditions at the Moria reception and identification center for refugees, Greece Copyright: Terre des hommes Hellas 

25 Mar 2020
'Restore legality to protect refugees and the society at large amidst the pandemic'   Open letter signed by 121 Organizations To The President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou The President of the Hellenic Parliament, Constantine An. Tassoulas...
18 Mar 2020
The Guardian published a situational overview of France, Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and reactions from humanitarian organizations sharing concerns that their staff are unable to work due to the pandemic. Their alert comes from the well-...

copyright: Daphne Tolis 

06 Mar 2020
Open Letter by 85 Organizations   To: Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Kyriakos Mitsotakis President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli President of the European Council, Charles Michel President of the European Commission, Ursula...
26 Nov 2019
The Greek child protection organization, Terre des hommes Hellas, believes the authorities’ new plans for refugees and migrants put at risk the mental health and well-being of thousands of children and young people. Athens, 25th November 2019 - The...
29 Oct 2019
The ‘Human Rights Watch’ reports that Greece is processing this week a draft law relevant to the reduce of migrants’ arrival in the country from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. Many ‘’alarms’’ are being emerged about the possible attenuation of asylum...
25 Sep 2019
The European week of sports celebrates its 5th edition this year; and 2019 brings a success story – after a long struggle with documentation, the first refugee in Greece got the official authorisation to play professional football. However, many of...
05 Sep 2019
Tear gas was used by the Greek police against hundreds of children in a migrant camp in Lesbos on Wednesday. The cause was that the young migrants set fire to trash bins at the Moria camp. The migrants were protesting for better living conditions a...

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