Asylum

Humanitarian Governance
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March 08, 2022

Since the end of December, asylum-seekers in Greece have been receiving ‘cash cards’ as part of an agreement between the Greek government and Catholic Relief Services (CRS). According to the Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum, cards have been distributed to all eligible asylum-seekers. In January, overdue payments for October and November were made, with the expectation that disbursements will resume functioning normally at the beginning of March. The new distribution system is based on information from the Greek Asylum Service (GAS) database, and all registered asylum-seekers are entitled to cash assistance until a final decision on their asylum application is delivered.


Κέντρα και Δομές
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February 10, 2022

Καλούμε τις Αρχές να σταματήσουν την εφαρμογή της παράνομης πρακτικής της απαγόρευσης εξόδου από την ΚΕΔ και να συμμορφωθούν άμεσα με τις Εθνικές και Ευρωπαϊκές επιταγές, επιτρέποντας επιτέλους την ελεύθερη έξοδο και είσοδο των διαμενόντων από και προς τη Δομή χωρίς περαιτέρω διατυπώσεις που καταλήγουν να προσβάλουν την αξιοπρέπειά τους, να πλήττουν την ψυχική τους υγεία και να παραβιάζουν την ελευθερία τους.


Humanitarian Governance
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February 10, 2022

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, together with sister UN agencies, NGO partners, municipalities and authorities discussed with refugees and asylum-seekers across Greece to identify their main concerns and key recommendations around protection and integration. A regular part of UNHCR’s programming, the Participatory Assessment (PA) provides an opportunity for UNHCR and others to assess the existing humanitarian programmes and adjust future initiatives in line with refugees’ feedback.


Centers & Facilities
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February 03, 2022

Moria was the largest refugee camp in Europe, located on the Greek border island of Lesvos. It occupied a central position in the global media and in popular and academic discussions on migration. The camp was completely destroyed by fire in September 2020. In this portfolio of short responses, we have gathered around the ashes of Moria to take stock of what we know and feel about the place in order to conjure up the thoughts and plan the writings to come.


Foreign Institutions
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February 03, 2022