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Legal, but without a residence permit

The measures taken by the Ministry of Migration and Asylum in order to extend the validity of residence permits have already created a huge problem for the entire migrant population in Greece. Although the Ministry of Migration and Asylum has issued an extension of the residence permits (from March until December 31, 2020), the complaints […]

Protect dignity and human rights: call for solidarity gathering in support of PIKPA on Wednesday, 14 October 2020.

The Greek government is about to close a historic shelter for vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees, with no care for the future of its residents. The Secretary General of Social Solidarity and Poverty Alleviation of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs asked the Police to evacuate the PIKPA Shelter in Neapoli Mytilene until 15-10-2020. […]

Greece: Investigate Pushbacks, Violence at Borders

Groups Press Parliament to Open Inquiry Members of Greece’s parliament should urgently establish an inquiry into all allegations of unlawful returns of migrants to Turkey by law enforcement officers and others, 29 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations said in an open letter released today. These returns are carried out mainly through pushbacks and collective […]

PUBLIC STATEMENT: SAVE DIGNITY, SAVE PIKPA AND KARA TEPE

Μore than 160 Greek and international organizations,  academics and other actors from all over Europe urge the Greek authorities to revoke decision to close dignified alternatives in accommodating refugees οn Lesvos Athens, 30 September 2020 – We, the undersigned, call on the Minister of Migration and Asylum, Notis Mitarakis, and the local authorities of Lesvos […]