January 28, 2022

Refugee Support Aegean (RSA)

Two years after the violent crackdown on citizens in Chios and Lesvos who oppose the transformation of the islands into prisons for refugees and migrants, dissatisfaction with the refugee response is growing. The narrative of successful management of refugees (border security, decongestion of the islands, fast registration and identification procedures) promoted by the government does not seem to convince the islanders, who see huge new structures being built despite the decrease in the refugee population on the islands.

December 18, 2021

The Observatory of the Refugee and Migration Crisis in the Aegean presents a collection of articles from Greek (local, national) and international press as well as announcements and press releases from humanitarian actors concerning Greece’s recent allegations of push backs against displaced people in the Aegean sea.

December 08, 2021

The undersigned non-governmental organisations were surprised to be informed that the Ministry of Migration and Asylum denied the registration of non-profit civil society organisation “Refugee Support Aegean” (RSA) on its NGO Registry, despite a positive opinion from competent services. We are particularly concerned by the substantive ground for such rejection, citing that the “development of activity” “in support of persons under deportation” is contrary to Greek legislation.

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