admigov.eu | July 2021
Protection in a Hostile Environment: An on-the-ground study into protection practices in Lesvos and Athens
This report details protection practices for displaced people in Greece, specifically on the Aegean island of Lesvos and in the capital Athens and the wider Attica region. As protection, or humanitarian assistance as it more commonly and narrowly known by policy makers, is multifaceted, containing many areas of intervention, our research and this report choose to focus on three areas: legal protection, or access to asylum; healthcare; and accommodation. In doing this we provide an on-the-ground situated study of the everyday practices of protection in each locale. This on-the-ground approach enables us to map the dis/continuities and contestations of the multiplicity of actors, I/NGOs, volunteers and state actors involved in the protection regime in Greece.