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17 Sep 2018 description
MSF is calling for the emergency evacuation of all vulnerable people, especially children, living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions, to safe accommodation on the Greek mainland and within the European Union.
31 Aug 2018 description
The UN refugee agency urges Greece to address overcrowded reception centres on the Aegean islands, amid reports that children have tried to take their own lives.
27 Jul 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch
Thousands of migrants and asylum seekers in northern Greece have been subject to appalling reception and detention conditions, with at-risk groups lacking necessary protection, Human Rights Watch said.
03 May 2018 description
With about 500 people arriving in Lesvos every week, the overcrowding, as well as the increased demand for health care and other services, are pushing the camp to breaking point.
19 Mar 2018 description
Living conditions in reception facilities on the islands do not meet basic humanitarian standards and are the result of both overcrowding and recent reductions in services, says MSF.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
21 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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.
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.
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.
01 Mar 2016 description
Due to increased restrictions on transit via the official Balkan route, smuggling continues to pose protection risks to increasing numbers of migrants seeking alternative ways to reach the destination countries.
03 Dec 2015 description
MSF calls for the opening of a safe and legal passage at the land border between Turkey and Greece.
13 Nov 2015 description
Of the 660,000 refugees and migrants who have reached Greece this year more than half have landed at Lesvos. With winter approaching, reception conditions and capacity remain overstretched and inadequate.
22 Sep 2015 description
Countries along the transit routes need urgent support to ensure women and girls have access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health care and are protected from violence, the United Nations Population Fund said.