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Asylum seekers

Asylum-seekers in Greece face a series of challenges in relation to their access to, social, cultural and economic rights and face chronic obstacles to access free public health care whilst thousands of children in the hotspots also continue not having access to education.

03 Jun: Refugee camps in mainland Greece

Inadequate reception conditions in sites isolated from urban centres and with difficult access thereto

20 Jul: In search of safety: The struggle of Afghan single mothers in Greece

Refugee single mothers face aggravated challenges and protection risks in Greece.

31 May: The upgrade of the “Alkyoni” system of the Greek Asylum Service leaves

The upgrade of the database maintained by the Asylum Service “Alkyoni”, has “frozen” the asylum procedures since early May.

21 Mar: Refugee women in the offside

Greece encampment policy and services takeover lead to isolation and deny protection

27 Oct: Refugees without identification documents

The Greek Asylum Service must urgently resolve technical problems

23 Dec: Refugees in Greece experience third month of humanitarian crisis and hunger

Despite constant appeals from humanitarian organisations and dozens of media reports regarding the economic impasse faced by thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in Greece in recent months, the problem has not been solved.

14 May: Donate your old laptop to a child refugee

We are collecting old laptops, of the past 8 years, and to distribute them to refugee children, thus enabling them to attend educational classes remotely

13 Apr: Excluded and Segregated | The vanishing education of refugee children in Greece

Excluded and Segregated The vanishing education of refugee children in Greece​ Excluded and Segregated The vanishing education of refugee children…

13 Apr: Executive summary: Excluded and Segregated. The vanishing education of refugee children in Greece

In a report titled “Excluded and Segregated. The vanishing education of refugee children in Greece”, Refugee Support Aegean (RSA) tracks…

30 Mar: Greek family law reform puts victims of domestic violence at high risk

The Ministry failed to pay due regard to vulnerable categories of children that will be affected by the provisions such as asylum seekers and refugees

21 Jan: Open letter to Mr Notis Mitarakis Minister of Migration and Asylum

Athens, 21 January 2020 Dear Minister, With this letter, the below signatory humanitarian, human rights and protection organizations would like…

16 Feb: Majority of refugee children in the Aegean Islands Hot Spots are excluded from education

Despite the Government announcements that it will ensure access to education for all refugee children living in Greece, the majority…

23 Jan: LEGAL AID (INDIVIDUAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN ASYLUM/REFUGEE CONTEXT) FOR MIGRANTS, ASYLUM SEEKERS AND REFUGEES IN GREECE: CHALLENGES AND BARRIERS

By the Legal Aid Actors Task Force, January 2018 The following observations are drawn from the experience of 14 organisations assisting…