A permanent crime commited by… the  presidency of the EU
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A permanent crime commited by… the presidency of the EU

By Anta Psarra Behind the Coast Guard officers and illegal ‘refoulements’, there is the government which provokes anyone seeking clarifications about the Pharmakonisi affair. Informal ‘refoulements’ constitute the government’s central line. Those drowned are ‘collateral damages’ of the governmental line. Behind the Coast Guard men there is the government. It provokes those demanding an inquiry … Continue reading

UNHCR offers recommendations to Greek EU presidency on refugees
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UNHCR offers recommendations to Greek EU presidency on refugees

UN’s High Commissioner Muiznieks expressed concern about the escalation of antimigrant rhetoric in Greece Tuesday, February 04, 2014 The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has demanded from the Greek EU presidency to take initiatives to address the refugee situation, while expressing its concern about the allegations of refugees illegally being pushed back into Turkey. … Continue reading

“Migrants are trapped between Greece and Turkey” says International Federation for Human Rights
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“Migrants are trapped between Greece and Turkey” says International Federation for Human Rights

“Tighter controls at the border between Greece and Turkey are forcing many people fleeing conflict to use increasingly dangerous routes.” By Yannis Elafros The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Hellenic League for Human Rights (HLHR), and the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) published yesterday a joint communication in Paris expressing their concern about the … Continue reading

Refugee Centre in Lavrio on the brink of collapse
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Refugee Centre in Lavrio on the brink of collapse

The lack of Administrative Committee jeopardizes the asylum-seekers’ unit in Lavrio Lina Giannarou Meat has not been available for months. Bread has not been available for approximately 15 days. It is a month since any hygiene-related supplies arrived. Recently, medication, too, has been cut off. During the last few months, all the suppliers have interrupted … Continue reading

NGO claims Greek authorities are ‘pushing back’ Syrian refugees
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NGO claims Greek authorities are ‘pushing back’ Syrian refugees

Migrants claim they were beaten on uninhabited island before being cast adrift in Turkish waters In one incident, refugees say there were detained incommunicado and subjected to severe beatings on an uninhabited island after being apprehended by the Greek authorities before being set adrift in Turkish waters Refugees attempting to enter Greece are being systematically, illegally … Continue reading