Greece. March 23, 2020. While the Corona crisis is keeping Europe in suspense, the suffering of those seeking international protection and the humanitarian disaster at Europe’s borders are fading into the background. In Camp Moria on Lesbos alone, designed for a maximum of 3,000 people, over 20,000 people are currently living without adequate access to water, basic hygiene facilities and medical care. To counteract the spread of COVID-19 and its disastrous effects in good time, the people on the Greek islands must receive immediate medical assistance, and overcrowded refugee camps must immediately be evacuated. The cruise ships which are idly moored in European ports offer the best conditions for this.Continue reading #Seawatch: Send decommissioned cruise ships to evacuate camps in Greece
March 10, 2020. THE GREEK TEAM OF THE EC-FUNDED INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT “RESPOND: MULTILEVEL GOVERNANCE OF MASS MIGRATION IN EUROPE AND BEYOND”, EXPRESSES ITS DEEPEST CONCERN REGARDING THE UPSURGE OF RACIST VIOLENCE, INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS UNFOLDING ON THE GREEK AND EUROPEAN SEA AND LAND BORDERS WITH TURKEY, WHERE THOUSANDS OF DISPLACED PEOPLE ARE STRANDED UNDER INHUMANE CONDITIONS.Continue reading Press release: Institutional abuse of refugees and human rights violations on the Turkish-Greek border
Solidarity groups and organisations call for urgent action as winter is
coming for refugees in Greece. Enough is Enough is one of the initiatives that signed the statement. On December 16 we will return to Greece to report from the ground and to support refugees in Greece.