Refugee Support Aegean (RSA), member of Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN), records an increase in xenophobic and racist practices and attacks against the presence of refugees and the creation of new hotspots in Lesvos and Samos islands, during the last six months.
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 a letter of protest, signed by over a thousand parents in Chios, opposing the operation of Reception Facilities for Refugee Education (RFRE) in schools.
The Observatory of Refugee and Migration Crisis in the Aegean presents a collection of announcements and articles from the local, national and international press about the arrest of members of the Emergency Response Center International (ERCI) NGO in Lesvos on 28 August 2018
Reactions are caused by the decision of the Municipality of Lesvos, responsible for the management of Tsamakia beach in Mytilene, to allow admission to visitors with a non-Schengen nationality only by showing a passport.
Court's decision responds to the announcement issued by the Regional Governor of North Aegean (June 29th 2018) to shut down Pikpa Camp in Lesvos and declares the operation in the ex children's' camping space of PIKPA, close to the airport of Mytilene.