For once, Greece has been praised for its humanitarian response to the refugee crisis.
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The Deputy Mayor of Athens Maria Iliopoulou along with the president of the Immigrant Integration Council Lefteris Papagiannakis and the assistant Ombudsman for Children Rights Giorgos Moschos visited the migrant detention center in Amygdaleza in December, where they found that the living conditions of minors are tragic. Mrs. Iliopoulou told To Vima that about 150 […]
Photograph by Marios Lolos The Syrian refugees who have started a protest at Syntagma Square, on Wednesday, November 19th and escalated their struggle with the beginning of a hunger strike on Monday November 24th, have published an announcement with their demands, before the press conference they held on Friday, November 28th at noon. WE, […]
[Photograph by Marios Lolos used with permission] I went to Syntagma today to find out what the situation is with the Syrian refugees who have been camping outside Parliament for 6 days. There are currently about 300 men, women and children there. I asked one of the young men there who was talking […]
[The caption on the balloon reads “Citizenship for all children”] A new draft bill prepared by the Interior Ministry gives all second-generation immigrants living legally in Greece the right to apply for citizenship, whether they were born in the country or have completed certain levels within the Greek education system, Kathimerini has learned. Once approved, […]
On November 6th, Mohamed Asfak died after suffering from serious respiratory problems for months. He was being held at the Immigration detention centre in Amygdaleza and, despite repeatedly asking for medical help, he was only hospitalised once his condition became life-threatening. Hundreds of detainees are now on hunger strike; protesting the death of Mr Asfak and […]