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UNHCR: Greek Refugee Camps Overcrowded, Unfit for Winter Weather

The government must speed up winter preparations at refugee camps on islands in the Aegean Sea where there has been a sharp rise in...

Greek Islanders Open their Hearts and Businesses to Refugees

The tiny Greek island of Tilos may have a population of under 800. But, over the last year, it has become an example to...

Overcrowding of Refugee Sites on Greek Islands Causing Distress

The U.N. refugee agency warns overcrowding and deteriorating conditions on Greece’s eastern Aegean islands are causing serious distress among refugees, leading to self-harm and...

UNHCR Concerned about Deteriorating State of Refugee Camps on Greek Islands

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned by the deteriorating situation of migrant facilities on Greece’s eastern Aegean islands. The number of new arrivals, which...

Over 3,500 Migrants Reach Greek Islands from Turkey in August

A record number of migrants and refugees have recently reached the Greek islands from Turkey, according to the latest data from the UN refugee...

PAS Giannina Football Club Launches Refugee Initiatives

Greek SuperLeague club Pas Giannina in Ioánnina, Western Greece, has embraced a solidarity and integration programme with refugee families in the Epirus region. The initiatives...

Refugee Food Festival Coming to Athens from June 18-22   

The Refugee Food Festival, a partnership between the NGO Food Sweet Food and UNHCR, is coming to Athens from June 18 till June 22...

Mouzalas Signs Agreement With UNHCR for Refugees to Live in Homes on Crete

An agreement to house and host refugees on Crete in the coming days was signed by Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas, the UNHCR and local...

Greece’s Migration Policy Ministry to Spread Migrants in Small Towns

The Migration Policy Ministry is developing a plan to spread about 20,000 migrants in small towns and rural communities across Greece, offering economic incentives...

Migration Dep Min: Cash and Apartments for Refugees with UNHCR Aid

Migration Deputy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas announced on Monday that refugees will be getting cash instead of free meals and will be staying in rented...

UNHCR Calls on Greece to Adopt Eight Measures for Sustainable Refugee Response

Although progress has been made in the management of the refugee crisis in Greece, significant challenges related to reception, registration and asylum processing remain,...

Migration Min: EU Funds for Migration Granted in a Transparent Way

The EU funds granted to Greece in order to deal with the refugee issue were granted in a transparent manner, Minister for Migration Policy...

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