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14 May 2020
Marwa is a recognized refugee from Syria. She has been in Greece with her family since April 2019. Omar is one of her three children, 10 years old. The family is supported by Terre des hommes Hellas, in the open accommodation facility for refugees...
04 May 2020
Terre des hommes Hellas, in partnership with UNICEF, is pleased to continue their series of webinars for staff working with refugees and migrants in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope child protection professionals working in Greece will...
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...
20 Mar 2019
On the third anniversary of the EU-Turkey deal, 25 humanitarian, human rights and volunteer organisations are calling on EU leaders to take immediate action to end the unfair and unnecessary containment policy which is preventing asylum seekers...
22 Feb 2019
Greece is struggling to manage what is threatening to become a ‘humanitarian disaster’ on Samos – an island which gained the nickname ‘new Lesbos’ for the inhumane conditions in which refugees and migrants have been placed as they await the...
20 Feb 2019
Education is a human right and according to the Greek Council for Refugees “the children of asylum seekers and children seeking international protection have access to the education system under similar conditions to Greek nationals." However,...
23 Jan 2019
Children forced to live in overcrowded refugee camps on Greek islands such as Lesvos are being left to battle a mental health crisis alone. New research from Refugee Rights Europe is shedding light on their plight, writes Helena Eynon, a...
15 Jan 2019
Red Noses International decided to widen its mission and, as part of the Emergency Smile programme, they now entertain children in refugee camps too, in addition to hospitals. According to the reports, situation in the refugee camp on the Greek...
03 Jan 2019
Ellen Water, the Director of Development at Doctors of the World UK wrote a blog for BMJ about the Open Minds project, an initiative by Doctors of the World, which, according to her “aims to promote mental health and wellbeing for people facing...
06 Dec 2018
Human Rights and welfare state groups have been urging Greece to withdraw from EU-Turkey deal aiming to minimize a number of untested migrations to Europe.  They have criticized the living conditions on the Greece's eastern Aegean island where...

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