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THE FIRST CORONAVIRUS CASE IN MORIA STRESSES THE URGENT NEED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE INTEGRATION POLICY AND MEASURES TO SAFEGUARD THE HEALTH OF EVERYONE.

THE FIRST CORONAVIRUS CASE IN MORIA STRESSES THE URGENT NEED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE INTEGRATION POLICY AND MEASURES TO SAFEGUARD THE HEALTH OF EVERYONE.

The first COVID-19 case was identified earlier last week in Moria, spiraling concerns about the health and safety of the overcrowded Reception Center’s population.

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Greece: Transfer Refugees and Asylum seekers to Safety on Mainland

Greece: Transfer Refugees and Asylum seekers to Safety on Mainland

Respect for Human Rights should Prevail over Use of Force

Following yesterday’s fire in Moria, on Lesvos, which destroyed the Reception and Identification Centre, 31 civil society organizations call on the Greek Government to immediately provide assistance to people who lost their shelter. Those affected, among them many children and at-risk groups, must be carefully transferred to safety on the mainland. 

The transfer of at-risk groups, including unaccompanied children, pregnant women, people with disabilities, people with medical and mental health conditions, and older people should be prioritized. People who tested positive for Covid-19 should be given safe housing for the quarantine period, healthcare, and hospitalization if necessary.

Moving people from Lesvos to mainland Greece requires finding urgent solutions to address the fact that many current housing facilities for refugees and asylum seekers are at full capacity. We urge the Greek authorities to work on a coherent plan that maximises all available resources including those from the EU and we renew our call to European leaders to share the responsibility for the reception and support of asylum seekers now more than ever.

In these difficult times, it is of outmost importance that respect for human rights is at the centre of the response to the fire at Moria, and that authorities do not resort to use of force or inflammatory language, but take appropriate steps to de-escalate any risk of violence.

 

ActionAid Hellas

Amnesty International

Boat Refugee Foundation

CRWI Diotima 

ECHO100PLUS

ELIX

Equal Rights Beyond Borders

Fenix – Humanitarian Legal Aid 

Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) 

Hellenic League for Human Rights

Hellenic Platform for Development (Ελληνική Πλατφόρμα για την Ανάπτυξη)

Help Refugees

Hias Greece

HumanRights360

Humanitarian Legal Aid

Human Rights Watch

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

INTERSOS Hellas

Legal Centre Lesvos

Médecins Sans Frontières

Melissa

Network for Children’s Rights

Omnes 

Refugee Legal Support (RLS)

Refugee Rights Europe (RRE)

Refugee Support Aegean (RSA)

Refugee Trauma Initiative

Solidarity Now

Symbiosis-School of Political Studies in Greece

Terre des hommes Hellas

The HOME Project

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Joint Letter of 61 organizations on the upcoming exits of recognized refugees from accommodation.

Joint Letter of 61 organizations on the upcoming exits of recognized refugees from accommodation.

The Hellenic League for Human Rights together with 60 organizations sent a joint letter to the Minister of Migration and Asylum, the European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs and the European Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, expressing concerns about the impeding exits of 8,300 recognized refugees from accommodation and financial assistance programs.

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Greece – violation of refugees’ human rights is unjustifiable

Collective Statement on the situation of refugees in Greece

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“Protect our laws and humanity!”  Open Letter by 256 Organizations

“Protect our laws and humanity!” Open Letter by 256 Organizations

“Protect our laws and humanity!”

Open Letter by 256 Organizations

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The EU’s lopsided ‘solidarity’

The EU’s lopsided ‘solidarity’
By denying human rights to refugees, the EU has outscored both Greece and Turkey in a competition of anti-humanitarianism

By Dimitris Christopoulos

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Racist Violence Recording Network expresses concern over xenophobic reactions against refugees

Racist Violence Recording Network expresses concern over xenophobic reactions against refugees

 

In recent weeks, the Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) has witnessed an increasing number of xenophobic and racist incidents,

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SAFEGUARD THE RIGHTS OF REFUGEES IN TURKEY!

SAFEGUARD THE RIGHTS OF REFUGEES IN TURKEY!

We, the undersigned organizations working in the area of human rights, express our gravest concerns regarding the recent arrests in Istanbul of over 6,000 migrants and refugees, among whom Syrian refugees.

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Conditions at Moria are “shameful”

Conditions at Moria are “shameful”

13/9/2018

19 NGOs decry conditions at the site, now worse than ever, and call for sustainable solutions to both decongest the islands and improve conditions across first receptions centres in North Aegean Sea.

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