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Ministry of Labor’s circular on the return of AMΚA to beneficiaries of international protection and asylum seekers

The recent issue of the Ministry of Labor’s circular on the return of ΑΜΚΑ to beneficiaries of international protection and asylum seekers seems to put an end to the inconvenience that these people still suffer in some services despite the fact that they the legal requirements for granting ΑΜΚΑ. Please note that 25 organizations, including […]

NETWORK FOR THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN ON THE MOVE ANNUAL REPORT

The Network’s Report for its first year of operation (January 2017 – January 2018) includes the main issues raised by its members, including SolidarityNow, in the context of information exchange, development of joint actions / initiatives and contribution of the Network in the work of the Ombudsman’s mechanism to monitor the situation of children on […]

Greece: Urgent Need to Move Asylum Seekers from Islands

As Winter Begins, Accelerate Transfers, End Containment Policy Athens, December 21, 2017. More than 13,500 asylum seekers remain trapped on the Greek islands in most deplorable conditions as winter begins today, December 21st, SolidarityNow states. Greece, with support from its EU partners, should urgently transfer thousands of asylum seekers to the Greek mainland and provide […]

Concerns for hundreds of unaccompanied children sleeping rough in Greece this winter

NGOs launch roadmap for handover of refugee response to Greek Government More than 2,000 unaccompanied children are on the waiting list for safe shelters in Greece, according to a new report by 15 organisations. The chronic shortage of accommodation for children is just one of the gaps in services that is worsening as the Greek Government […]

Greece: Move Asylum Seekers to Safety Before Winter Hits

 12 Groups Open Campaign to End Containment Policy (Athens, December 1, 2017) – The Greek government, with the support of European Union leaders, should act now before the onset of winter to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 12 human rights and humanitarian organizations said in a campaign that began today. The groups began a countdown to […]

20 organisations continue to press Greek Officials and EU States to transfer asylum seekers to the mainland and offer improved reception conditions

Groups Press Greek Officials, EU States for Mainland Transfers, Improved Conditions The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said today. The policy forces asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands to remain in overcrowded, unsafe facilities, an urgent […]

Greece: Asylum Seekers in Abysmal Conditions on Islands. Groups Press Tsipras for Transfers to Mainland

(Athens, October 23, 2017) – Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should end the Greek government’s “containment policy” of confining asylum seekers to the Aegean islands, 19 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations said in an open letter released today. Thousands of people, including very young children, single or pregnant women, and people with physical disabilities, are […]

Joint Letter to the Greek Prime Minister, Mr. Alexis Tsipras

19 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations release an open letter requesting the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to end the Greek government’s “containment policy” of confining asylum seekers to the Aegean islands. His Excellency Mr. Alexis Tsipras Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Prime Minister’s Diplomatic Cabinet Vasilissis Sofias 5 106 71 Athens Greece […]