Advocacy for Greece

What’s Happening? 

Greece is a primary destination for people seeking refuge in the European Union and has received billions of Euros in funding to handle people seeking asylum. But it has drawn widespread criticism over inhumane conditions in refugee camps, stringent laws and regulations that hinder efforts to provide protection and services to those who need it, and push backs and forcible expulsions of people seeking refuge. 

What Must Be Done? 

Refugees International is calling on policymakers to ensure access to asylum for people seeking refuge in Greece, humane reception conditions, early and comprehensive integration efforts, and access for groups contributing to the response.

Report

The Fallacy of Control: Tightened Asylum and Reception Policies Undermine Protection in Greece

Issue Brief

Blocked at Every Pass: How Greece’s Policy of Exclusion Harms Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Report

Without Essential Protections: A Roadmap to Safeguard the Rights of Asylum Seekers in Greece

Statement

Refugees International Calls for Safe Pathways to Europe in Response to Recent Loss of Lives in the Mediterranean

Advocacy Letter

One Year Since Greece Opened New “Prison-Like” Refugee Camps, NGOs Call for a More Humane Approach

Advocacy Letter

28 Groups Echo EU Commissioner’s Call for Greece to Ensure Food and Rights for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Opinion

USA Today: ‘I Don’t Want to Die’ – Fleeing Palestinians Reveal Gap in International Refugee Protection

Opinion

Tigray Is Still in Crisis—The Guns Have Stopped, but Hunger Abounds

Q&A

Q&A: What’s at Stake in Today’s Court Hearing about the Central American Minors Program?

Advocacy Letter

Implementation of the Safe Third Country Concept in Greece

Advocacy Letter

NGOs Welcome the Resumption of Cash Assistance for Asylum Seekers in Greece, Call for Gaps to be Urgently Filled

Advocacy Letter

28 Groups Echo EU Commissioner’s Call for Greece to Ensure Food and Rights for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Testimony

NGO Statement on Europe at the 80th Meeting of UNHCR’s Standing Committee

Perspective

“Is This Really Europe?” Asylum Seekers Living in Dismal Conditions in Greece

Featured Image: Portrait of a man in the Closed Controlled Access Center in Zervou, on the island of Samos. © Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images