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22 Dec
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Refugees in Greece: risk of homelessness and destitution for thousands during winter

As winter closes in, thousands of refugees in Greece still face homelessness and destitution. While winter always poses a challenge...

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03 Nov
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Press release | Diotima Center now in Samos

“Now you have someone to talk to”! Thisis the title of the campaign currently organised by Diotima Center in Samosaiming...

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20 Oct
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Public statement | Save dignity, save PIKPA and Kara Tepe

Μore than 160 Greek and international organizations,  academicsand other actors from all over Europe urge the Greek authorities...

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19 Oct
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RVRN | Justice shields the rule of law and human rights in Greece

The trial of the Golden Dawn case is going to be completed soon, after a lengthy process of almost six...

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13 Oct
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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 ...

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30 Sep
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GBV survivors in Lesvos exposed to the violence of the perpetrators

Moria’s Reception and Identification center has been completely destroyed after the fire that took place on the 9th of September…

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10 Sep
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Greece: Transfer refugees and asylum seekers to safety on mainland

Following yesterday's fire in Moria, on Lesvos, which destroyed the Reception and Identification Centre, 31 civil society organizations call on...

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08 Sep
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The first coronavirus case in Moria stresses the urgent need for a comprehensive integration policy

The first coronavirus case in Moria stresses the urgent need for a comprehensive integration policy and measures to safeguard the health of everyone...

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14 Jul
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Joint letter | Endorsment letter Expert Council opinion

The undersigned organisations welcome the ‘Opinion on the Compatibility with European Standards of Recent and Planned Amendments to the Greek...

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02 Jun
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8,300 refugees to be evicted from their homes in Greece – Joint Letter to EU and Greek officials

Thousands of refugees in Greece are about to be evicted from their homes. 8,300 people, many of whom are families...

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30 Mar
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Protect the most vulnerable to ensure protection for everyone!

Athens, 25 March 2020 – Recalling the letter issued on 6 March 2020, signed by more than 250 organizations throughout Europe...

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17 Mar
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Join Open Letter: Children Remain Invisible

The humanitarian, child protection and human rights organizations co-signing this letter have been actively involved in the refugee field for...

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06 Mar
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Protect our laws and humanity! Open Letter by 119 organizations

Athens, 6 March 2020 – The undersigned organizations are deeply concerned about recent developments at the Evros border and the Aegean...

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05 Mar
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Press Release: Serious concern over attacks against refugees and humanitarian workers

Athens, 5.03.2020 –The Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) strongly condemns the recent incidents targeting refugees, asylumseekers, and humanitarian workers on...

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21 Jan
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Open letter to Mr Notis Mitarakis Minister on Migration and Asylum

With this letter, the below signatory humanitarian, human rights and protection organizations would like to congratulate you on taking up...

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20 Dec
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New research report: “Accessibility and Barriers to gender-based violence (GBV) services”

The Centre “Diotima” is launching a new research report:  “Accessibility and Barriers to gender-based violence (GBV) services.”

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03 Dec
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PUBLIC STATEMEN: NGOs urge UN High Commissioner for Refugees to act on refugee rights

28 November 2019 –Yesterday, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, visited the Reception and Identification Centre in Moria – Lesvos...

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30 Sep
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Greek, EU authorities urged to break ‘vicious cycle’ of overcrowded asylum-seeker hotspots

For the third year in a row, vulnerable asylum seekers – including thousands of children –are trapped on the Greek islands...

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02 Apr
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A home for refugees

The need for housing throughout asylum procedures and beyond

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01 Apr
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26 NGOs urging to end the humanitarian crisis

26 NGOs on the European leaders to take immediate and sustained action to end the unfair and unnecessary containment policy which is preventing asylum seekers from leaving the Greek islands.

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08 Jan
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Greece, EU: Move Asylum Seekers to Safety

The Greek government and its European Union partners should urgently ensure that all asylum seekers on the Aegean islands are...

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13 Sep
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Conditions at Moria refugee camp are “shameful”

Moria, the first reception centre on the Greek island of Lesvos, recently described in a BBC report as "the worst refugee camp in the world," is currently hosting almost three times its capacity.

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06 Feb
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Joint briefing paper: A stocktaking of the situation for refugee women and girls

Since 2015, more than one million asylum seekers have arrived to Greece in search of refuge in Europe and 34%...

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