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09 Feb 2018 description
The situation is particularly worrying in reception centres of Lesvos and Samos where thousands of refugees continue to stay in unsuitable shelter with inadequate security.
22 Dec 2017 description
Since mid-October, 6,000 asylum seekers have been moved out of the islands but 10,000 are still crammed into government-run facilities on the islands, double the design capacity.
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.
27 Oct 2017 description
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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.
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.
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.
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.
04 May 2017 description
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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.
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.
21 Jan 2017 description
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The past year was marked by changing migration trends, more dangerous journeys and shift in the profiles of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe, including women and children.
04 Nov 2016 description
Besides replacing tents with some 1,000 residential containers on eight official sites, UNHCR is also delivering up to 200,000 winter items to 38,000 asylum-seekers on sites in the Greek mainland and the islands.
20 Oct 2016 description
MSF highlights the gaps within the current system that mean vulnerable people are neither properly identified nor receive appropriate protection and care.
20 Sep 2016 description
Despite the number of crossings being 42% lower than in the same period last year (520,000), the number of people reported dead or missing is only 15% lower than the total for 2015 (3,771).
26 Aug 2016 description
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With the sudden increase of arrivals, hundreds more refugee and migrant children are becoming stranded in Greece with critical needs such as education and protection, says UNICEF. 
01 Jul 2016 description
The pre-registration exercise aims to address the need to access international protection by an estimated 49,000 people currently on mainland Greece.
10 Jun 2016 description
An update of the regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) needs almost US$ 670 million this year, of which contributions of US$ 328.8 million have been received so far.
26 May 2016 description
MSF calls on the Greek authorities to ensure that adequate and continuous assistance is guaranteed during the movement of people from the informal camps and in the new locations.
17 May 2016 description
“Unlike before, Greece is no longer a transit country and is struggling to ‘catch up’ and develop a mechanism to deal with immediate needs," said the Special Rapporteur.
04 Apr 2016 description
In the early hours of a March morning, Monzir's rubber dinghy arrived in Lesvos, but it was already too late. At midnight that day (March 20), the status of arrivals like Monzir underwent a seismic shift.