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Greek govt’s social program – counterweight to “Red Loans” bill

Greek government announced a package of social measures as counterweight to the “red loans” bill that will be voted tonight in the Greek Parliament. The program includes among others: health care to uninsured citizens and migrants with legal papers, broadening the criteria for the ‘social invoice’ of Public Power Company, …

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UNHR “Humanitarian crisis in Greece has worsened” after 5 years of fiscal adjustment

The independent investigator from the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner concluded his mission on the effects of the foreign debt crisis, the creditors’ adjustment program and the impact on economic, social and cultural Human rights. In the UNHR website, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky posted his preliminary report …

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More than 200K of Greece’s very poor apply to Humanitarian Crisis Relief Program

Exactly 212,897 Greeks have submitted so far requests to be part of the Humanitarian Crisis Relief Program of the Greek government. The majority of the needy seek help with food, while a percentage seeks financial aid to pay rent and an even smaller percentage needs free electricity. According to data …

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Greek humanitarian crisis in numbers

In its negotiations with the eurozone partners, the Greek government insists to address the humanitarian crisis that has hit thousands of households since the economic crisis and the implementation of austerity measures started. How do you capture the humanitarian crisis in numbers? Add together the suicides (more than 4,000 since …

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Humanitarian crisis: Greeks take action for free health care for uninsured citizens in need

As the economic crisis in Greece has turned into a humanitarian one and thousands of citizens are unable to receive basic health care and medicine,  the Athens Medical Association (ISA) and the Association of Pharmaceutical Companies will join forces with the Greek church and “adopt” a chronic-ill, unsinsured citizen in need. The program is supported by the …

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