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Vaccination in Greece’s migration camps on the islands started

The vaccination of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in the camps on the islands and the mainland was launched on Thursday.Vaccinations are scheduled to take place twice a week. The vaccinations at the reception facilities at Kara Tepe on the island of Lesvos, VIAL on Chios and Vathy on Samos …

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EU commissioner Johansson met with with protests while visiting camps on Lesvos and Samos

The visit of EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson on the island of Lesvos and Samos  was met with protests by both locals and refugees. As the Commissioner visited the camps to discuss the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and funding to Greece, charities warned that the …

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11,000 of recognized refugees in Greece face eviction as of June 1

The Greek government is proceeding with its plan to stop hosting asylum-seekers with recognized refugee status in camps and EU subsidized apartments and hotels. Some 11,000 refugees will have to leave the facilities as of next Monday, June 1, 2020. As little has been done regarding the social integration of …

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Finland to take 100 unaccompanied refugee children from Greece’s camps

Finland has agreed to take one hundred unaccompanied refugee children from camps in Greece and another 30 adult refugees and migrants in the framework of family reunification. This was agreed during a telephone conversation between Deputy Minister of Migration Giorgos Koumoutsakos and Finnish Interior Minister Olly-Poika Parviainen on Wednesday. According …

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SYRIZA criticizes Gov’t for linking coronavirus to refugees’ closed camps

Main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA sharply criticized the government of conservative New Democracy for  attempting to establish a link between public health and protection from coronavirus with the closed detention of refugees and migrants on the islands. “In the face of the chaos it has created and without any plan …

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EU urges Greece to improve refugee camp conditions, speed up asylum

The European Commission has called on Greece for “urgent action” in order to improve living conditions in the  overcrowded refugees and migrant camps and speed up the asylum procedures. In its progress report “European Agenda on Migration,” the European Union welcomes steps taken by the Greek government over the past …

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NGOs describe conditions at Moria refugee camp as “shameful”

More than 17,000 refugees and migrants are crammed into reception centers, camps, on the Greek islands in conditions civil society organizations describe as “shameful.” In a joint statement 19 NGOs urge Greek authorities to take action beyond focusing on one camp. Especially, the living conditions in Moria camp on the …

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Greece approves Asylum Bill to ease camps overcrowding on the islands

Greece has approved a bill to simplify and accelerate asylum procedures and ease overcrowding in refugee camps on the islands of the Eastern Aegean sea. Human Rights groups criticize the asylum bill because it endanger the rights of refugees as it will increase the number of rejected asylum seekers to …

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Greek police clears out migrant camp at Hellinikon airport, tension with reporters

Greek police along with authorities representatives, officials from the International Organization for Migration and interpreters, conclude the clearing out of a makeshift migrants camp at the premises of the old Athens airport Hellinikon. Buses arrived at the camp on Friday morning, by noon they had left the area with 168 …

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