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20,000 refugees to be relocated from islands to mainland by end of 2019

20,000 refugees will have been transferred from the islands to the mainland by the end of the year, Minister for Citizen Protection, Michalis Chrysochoidis, said on Thursday. Transferred will be families that will be hosted in hotels and accommodation facilities. The option to host them in military camps has been …

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MSF: 3 migrant children attempted suicide, 17 had injured themselves

Children are the real victims of the Migration policy, many of them are not in position to comply with the harsh realities. According to a press release by Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Greece, in the summer months of July and August, three children attempted  suicide and …

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Urgent action needed in Greece to save refugees’ lives before winter sets in

Ten thousand asylum seekers are now living in cramped conditions in a camp that was designed for 3,500 people. With no proper accommodation or even sleeping bags to face the fast approaching winter, the safety of these desperate people is now at risk”, says Benedicte Giæver, Executive Director of NORCAP. …

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Migration Minister reassures “no new hot spots on the islands, no asylum seekers returns”

Migration Minister, Dimitris Vitsas, dismissed dress reports that new hot spots will be established on the islands or that asylum seekers returns from Germany will be place on the five islands. In a letter to the mayors of the islands that have received the majority of refugees and migrants, that …

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EU Ombudsman probes work of EASO in Greece’s hotspots

The European Ombudsman European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights will examine practices by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) at “hotspots” (reception centers) in Greece. The move comes in response to a complaint about the inadmissibility decisions taken under the EU-Turkey agreement. The complaint was filed by ECCHR with …

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CoachActivism 2017 offers pro-bono sessions to volunteers working with refugees

Are you currently a volunteer working with refugees in Greece or Portugal? Do you want to know how to prevent burn-out, develop professional skills and  process with work efficiency? For the second year volunteers and front line workers working with refugees have the opportunity to receive pro-bono support from professional …

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Prosecutor investigates claims of “genital mutilation” in refugee and migrant girls

The prosecutor of Greece’s Supreme Court ordered an urgent investigation into claims of genital mutilation in juvenile refugee and migrant girls in the country’s’ reception centers. In a press release issued by the Supreme Court, the prosecutor stresses that this practice is “a barbarity that can not be tolerated by …

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EU auditors warn Hot Spots in Greece and Italy are overwhelmed

European Union auditors say that migrants centers – the famous Hot Spots – set up in Greece and Italy to fast-track the registration of migrants are overwhelmed and urgently require more experts, particularly to help children. In a report released Tuesday, the auditors say that two more centers known as …

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Refugees & migrants set fire in Chios hot spot, protest conditions in Samos (video, picts)

For one more time, frustrated refugees and migrants stuck in the hot spots of the islands of Chios and Samos launched protests. In the hot spot Souda on Chios, the protest started Wednesday noon when young camp residents having block the street leading to the camp with garbage bins, which …

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Greece’s New Legislation for Asylum Seekers – Summary in ENG

Below is a Summary of Greece’s New Asylum Legislation voted last week. The Legislation was approved by the Greek Parliament in order to facilitate the implementation of Eu Turkey Deal. The Bill contains important charges for asylum seekers. Summary in English Greece’s New Asylum Legislation: What Will Change? April 4, …

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Refugee Crisis out of control: Emergency Plan, maybe State of Emergency and … Job Creation

Under the pressure of a Refugee Crisis that is keeps escalating into an unprecedented level due to the unwillingness of many European countries ot share responsibility, Greek Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas said on Sunday, that he has drafted and submitted an Emergency Plan to EU. The cost of the Emergency …

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Fire breaks out in two army camps to turn into hot spots for refugees & migrants

A fire broke out in the restaurant hall of a military camp that is supposed to be turn into a hot spot to host refugees and migrants in Giannista, Northern Greece. The fire broke out at 10:30  p.m. on Saturday in “Filippaki” camp, the fire brigades managed to extinguish the …

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Locals clash with police in Kos over Hot Spots, Sindos municipality threatens to occupy the refugees’ camp

Residents on the island of Kos in Eastern Aegean Sea and the municipality of Sindos in Northern Greece vehemently oppose the establishment of Hot Spots and Refugee camps. In Kos, a group of hot spot protesters clashed with police on Saturday. Clubs, teargas and even “unbelievable threats” ended in the …

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EU Blackmail worked: Greece to rush for 5 hot spots & 2 relocation camps – but many questions still open

The EU blackmail of “Schengen expulsion” apparently worked. Greece will speed up the establishment of five migrant registration centers (hot spots) and two relocation camps. After a meeting with several ministers, the Prime Minister’s office said that: the completion of 5 “hot spot” registration centers for refugees and migrants on …

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