For once, Greece has been praised for its humanitarian response to the refugee crisis.
Pictures posted on Facebook depict a Greek police officer allegedly kicking migrants and refugees at the Moria refugee settlement on Lesvos.
The photograph of Syrian school teacher Laith Majid arriving in Kos, crying and clinging to his family, was one of the first in this current refugee crisis to touch people’s hearts around the world.
Veteran aid worker Stathis Kyrousis is appalled by Greece’s handling of the refugee crisis engulfing its holiday islands, decrying worsening conditions as the world reeled from images of a 3-year-old boy who drowned trying to reach its shores.
UNICEF announced that it would set up a child-friendly zone in the area near the Greek-FYROM border for underage refugee and migrant children seeking asylum.
A new migration service is to be set up (finally) which will mean that Greece will be able to receive the almost 500 million euros already designated from European funds to deal with immigration.
The tragic scenes played out everyday on Kos and other Aegean islands, with the wave of migration growing each day, is a shame not just for our country, but Europe as a whole.
To assist refugees? Riot police? No, they are being sent to assist the police on the island to control the desperate people who are trapped in a country that has NO organised refugee/asylum system.
People who have come here from other places understand better than most what it is like and are offering a helping hand to other more recent arrivals. This is a story you don’t read every day
This may be common practice but it must stop! It’s degrading and dehumanising. Refugees are people. Always. No matter what the circumstances are or how they arrived. Human beings have names. Use them. “Why did they put a number on me? Why did they call me by a number? We are humans. We have […]
Hundreds of people have gathered at Syntagma Square in downtown Athens on Saturday afternoon, where several events were being held to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racism. Several marches are being held, including one at Omonia Square by the anti-fascist KEERFA group, and another to the prime minister’s office calling for […]
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 […]