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Greece Asylum

Greece: Humanitarian crisis in Greece amid EU paralysis

Thousands of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants are trapped in Greece in dire conditions, with no access to protection due to arbitrary and discriminatory border closures on the Western Balkans route. As thousands are arriving, the humanitarian situation will deteriorate unless EU states...
Greece Asylum

Greek authorities restricting shelter access

The Greek authorities are arbitrarily restricting access to a large transit camp at the Greek border with “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”. The camp would provide facilities that are appropriate for cold weather. This barring of access is putting the well-being of thousands of refugees,...
Greece Discrimination

Greece: 11 Roma Families face forced eviction

At least 11 Roma families face forced eviction from their homes on a landfill site on the island of Lefkada in Greece, and have been subjected to other violations of their rights to adequate housing and health. The families have lived on the site with no access to electricity, sewerage and water...
Greece Discrimination

Greece: Fear of forcible return

On 3 December the Greek authorities forcibly returned 34 of a group of 89 Afghans and Iraqi Kurds to Turkey, without allowing them to apply for asylum. Some had allegedly fled torture and political persecution in their home countries. Amnesty International is concerned that the Greek authorities...