Author: reliefweb.int | 2 August 2020
New regulations introduced by the Greek government on the functioning of civil society organizations risk undermining their independence and further shrink the space for civil society, particularly for organizations that act to defend the rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. In the midst of an increasingly hostile climate for asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants, and those who try to assist them, Amnesty International is concerned that the new rules threaten the right to freedom of association in Greece.
Author: UNHCR | data2.unhcr.org | 19 July 2020
Arrivals This week, 174 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 0 arrivals but a decrease from last year’s 1,339 arrivals during the same period. The average daily arrivals on all islands this week equaled 25, compared to 0 in the previous week.
Οργανώσεις στην Ελλάδα αλλά και ντόπιοι και διεθνείς φορείς υγείας προειδοποιούν: Οι διακρίσεις δεν προστατεύουν από τον COVID-19.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply concerned over government-arranged exit of some 9,000 recognized refugees from Greece’s reception system which began yesterday (1 June). In the coming months another 11,000 refugees will have to transit from assistance for asylum seekers to general social welfare, once recognized as refugees by Greece’s asylum authorities.
(Athens) – Greek authorities have not done enough to address the acute overcrowding and lack of health care, access to adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene products to limit the spread of Covid-19 in camps for asylum seekers, Human Rights Watch said today. Greece’s government should immediately take measures to protect those most at risk of Covid-19 in the island camps to avert a public health crisis.