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Greece Takes Over Management of Asylum Facilities from NGOs

The Greek government announced on Wednesday it is taking over twenty-eight facilities hosting asylum applicants on the Greek mainland from non-governmental organizations. Minister of Migration...

Greek Migrant Camps Could Become Hotspots of Coronavirus Outbreak, MSF Warns

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has called for the immediate evacuation of migrant camps on Greece's islands, arguing that the conditions there provide “the perfect...

Greek Government Makes Desperate Attempt to Ease Tension on Aegean Islands

Greece's PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has summoned the mayors of Lesvos and Chios to an emergency meeting on Thursday in Athens, aimed at easing tensions...
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Residents on Lesvos, Chios Clash With Police Over New Migrant Camps

Hundreds of residents on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Chios clashed with police in the early hours of Tuesday as they attempted to...

UNCHR Calls for Relief of Greek Migrant Camps

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNCHR) has asked the Greek government on Friday to accelerate plans for decongesting overcrowded reception and identification centers for...

Lesvos Migrant Camp ‘a Scar on the Conscience of Europe’, Says Amnesty International

The secretary-general of Amnesty International, Kumi Naidoo, has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, calling on him to take all necessary...

19 NGOs Urge Greece and EU to Improve Conditions of Refugee Camps

Nineteen Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have appealed to the EU and Greek authorities demanding the immediate improvement of conditions in Greece’s Refugee Camps and Hot...

‘Urgent Need’ to Move Asylum Seekers from Greek Islands

More than 13,500 asylum seekers remain trapped on the Greek islands in deplorable conditions as winter begins on December 21, 2017, Human Rights Watch...

MSF: Mental Health Emergency Unfolding in Greek Migrant Camps

A mental health emergency is unfolding in migrant camps on Greece's islands, fuelled by poor living conditions, neglect and violence, charity Doctors Without Borders...

Amnesty International Condemns Living Conditions in Migrant Camps in Greece

Amnesty International has condemned the living conditions of one thousand refugees and migrants camping at former Athens airport at Elliniko. According to the organization, women and...

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...

Youth in Greece’s Migrant Camps Turning to Drugs, Suicide Attempts, Save the Children Says

The NPO Save the Children has released statements on Thursday saying that the conditions under which the children in migrant reception centers in Greece...

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