The Observatory of the Refugee and Migration Crisis in the Aegean presents a collection of articles from Greek (local and national) and international press and announcements from various political and social fora, in reference to recent visits of Minister of Citizen Protection and Deputy Minister for Migration Policy to Lesvos and Samos and the new government’s migration policy.
The Observatory of the Refugee and Migration Crisis in the Aegean presents a collection of articles from the Greek (local and national) press, and announcements from various political, social and educational fora, in reference to actions of protest, organised by Parents’ Associations in Samos, opposing the operation of Reception Facilities for Refugee Education (RFRE) in schools.
The Observatory of the refugee and migration crisis presents a collection of articles, reports, announcements and audiovisual material on the events of the Sunday 22 of April at Sappho square in Mytilene and covers the time period up to May 2019.
This month 800 people reached Greece from the land borders and 1,850 arrived on the Greek Aegean islands. This was lower than December’s 3,950 new arrivals. The harsh weather this month affected thousands of people staying in unheated shelter in the reception centres on the islands. The situation was better in mainland sites, overall better prepared for the cold.
By the end of January 2019, UNHCR had created 26,452 places in the accommodation scheme as part of the ESTIA programme. These were in 4,500 apartments and 19 buildings, in 14 cities and 6 islands across Greece. The Accommodation Scheme1 provides rented housing to vulnerable asylum-seekers and refugees in Greece. Urban accommodation helps restore a sense of normalcy and provides better access to services, including education and health. People are additionally supported by social workers and interpreters who help them access medical services, employment, language courses and recreational activities