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14 Dec 2017 description
report European Union
The agreement builds on EASO’s existing operational support and aims to sustain the Agency’s support for the country’s response to the pressure on its asylum and reception systems while implementing the EU Asylum Acquis.
11 Dec 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch
Unrest in overcrowded facilities, coupled with bad conditions, means kids living in hot spots for prolonged periods experience high levels of stress, and can undergo depression and self-harming.
08 Dec 2017 description
report Oxfam
Oxfam hails positive move but says: "Even if we could move all 5,000 people overnight, reception facilities on the islands will still be over-capacity, unsafe and unsanitary."
06 Dec 2017 description
MSF is scaling up its emergency humanitarian intervention, and is calling on EU and Greek authorities to open the islands and immediately move people to the mainland.
22 Nov 2017 description
The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said.
27 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Only a third of the nearly 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children in Greece are receiving shelter and care. UNICEF urges key policy and legal reforms to help keep them safe.
23 Oct 2017 description
19 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations called upon the Greek government to put an end to the ongoing “containment policy” confining asylum seekers to the Aegean islands.
16 Oct 2017 description
Legal status challenges place unaccompanied and separated children at risk of arrest, detention and in the cases of Greece and Jordan, relocation and even deportation.
25 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children
In Greek camps, up to 16 people are forced to sleep in five-person tents. This level of overcrowding puts children at immense risk, with reports of violent outbreaks in some camps.
08 Sep 2017 description
The number of new arrivals, which accelerated in August, is putting pressure on overcrowded reception facilities and hampering efforts to improve conditions.
27 Jul 2017 description
The programme helps refugees rent urban accommodation and provides them with cash assistance marking a change from providing support for accommodation in camps.
20 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch
Unaccompanied migrant children in Lesbos are being incorrectly identified as adults and housed with unrelated adults, leaving them vulnerable to abuse and unable to access the specific care they need, HRW said.
12 Jul 2017 description
On 31st July, European funding to NGOs responding to the migrant influx on the Greek islands will come to an end. Without a clear transition plan, gaps in services will likely occur.
19 Jun 2017 description
report Oxfam
This report identifies the impact of European migration policies on family unity and calls on the governments of EU member states to protect the right to family life of refugees.
04 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
In 2016, nearly 5,000 reunification requests, 700 from unaccompanied and separated children, were made from Greece; only 1,107 applicants reached their destination country by year-end.
25 Apr 2017 description
The auditors warn that the reception facilities in Italy and Greece are still not adequate. There is also a shortage of adequate facilities to accommodate and process unaccompanied minors.
18 Apr 2017 description
report Harvard University
A study documents sexual and physical abuse of children inside migrant camps and reports new information about the commercial sexual exploitation of migrant children in Greece.
27 Mar 2017 description
UNHCR has set out recommendations to ensure a more sustainable system, where asylum-seekers and refugees access adequate care, support and the solutions they need.
16 Mar 2017 description
report Save the Children
Degrading conditions on the Greek islands as a result of the agreement have led to a rise in self-harm, aggression, anxiety and depression, according to Save the Children.
25 Jan 2017 description
The €8.5 million initiative will give children on the move access to protection and educational services so they feel safe, protected and can regain a sense of normality.