Announcement + Article

Humanitarian Governance
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October 14, 2022
Refugees & Migrants
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September 24, 2022
Located in remote areas far from local communities, with 24/7 CCTV and barbed-wire fences, these prison-like complexes go against the core principles of European policy, including for example in the EU Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion, with disproportionate focus on deterrence, isolation and containment.
Refugees & Migrants
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March 10, 2022
Refugees & Migrants
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February 21, 2022

This statement is attributed to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.



We are alarmed by recurrent and consistent reports coming from Greece’s land and sea borders with Turkey, where UNHCR has recorded almost 540 reported incidents of informal returns by Greece since the beginning of 2020. Disturbing incidents are also reported in Central and South-eastern Europe at the borders with EU Member States.


Centers & Facilities
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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.


Refugees & Migrants
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January 24, 2022