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09 Feb 2020
Annie Chapman, a doctor from London and a volunteer of the Boat Refugee Foundation (BRF) in Lesbos, Greece, has recently published an observer special report at the Guardian. Her story about dire living conditions and a close look at cases of...
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...
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...
29 Apr 2019
The National Herald reports that the number of unaccompanied minors (UAM) seeking asylum in Greece has increased in 2018, at the same time warning about the complaints from the activists in Greece that those minors are being 'routinely locked up in...
27 Nov 2018
Asylum seekers in Greece are under an increasing threat, due to poor living conditions and the fast approaching winter. The EU member states seems stuck in their discussion over the common EU asylum policy and refugee quotas each member state should...
18 Jul 2018
More than 2500 (85%) of school-age asylum-seeking children on Greece’s Aegean islands still have not been enrolled in a public school. Access to education is a universal human right. Human Rights Watch (HRW) emphasises the need for asylum-seeking...
09 Feb 2018
''Asylum seekers in Greece suffer widespread sexual violence and harassment in the country's sub-standard, overcrowded reception centres, the UN said on Friday'' according to AFP. ''In 2017, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) received reports from 622...
13 Jan 2017
The Telegraph reports that "refugees and migrants are dying of exposure as a result of the bitterly cold weather that has hit Greece and the Balkans, the United Nations warned on Friday."
03 Aug 2016
Thomas Reuters Foundation reports on the desperation of many Syrian refugees arriving in Greece. For some, the conditions are so terrible that they have begun to question whether it is really any better in Greece than Syria. Aside from the squalor ...

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