For once, Greece has been praised for its humanitarian response to the refugee crisis.
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[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 […]
Yesterday, I wrote about the appalling plight of refugees in Lesvos (Mytilene). They have been forced to camp in the port because the “modern” reception centre still has no electricity or beds. The mayor of the island accused the authorities of Provocative indifference It has taken the captain of a cruise ship from another country to […]
The mayor of Lesvos, Spyridon Galinos, has written an open letter to ministers about the appalling treatment of migrants and refugees on the island. He has asked that basic amenities like electricity and beds actually be supplied to the “modern” reception centre! He called the failure to do this is provocative indifference In the meantime, people are […]
Greece’s migrant fruit pickers: ‘They kept firing. There was blood everywhere’ Last year, Greek farm guards shot at illegal migrant strawberry pickers, wounding 35. When a court acquitted them this summer, there was outrage. At the camp, where they continue to live like slaves, the workers share their stories. Is a man worth nothing […]