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30.05.2021

Samos marches for peace and solidarity

Samos marches for peace and solidarity

Over the last 5 years the Greek island of Samos has become synonymous with the struggles faced by displaced people. With the fight against encampment, against limited access to food, to healthcare and to education. It is an island with a history of solidarity and that sense of solidarity was… »

17.05.2021

Unaccompanied children at the gates of Europe. A report from Samos

Unaccompanied children at the gates of Europe. A report from Samos

Refugee Rights Europe and Still I Rise published a new report about the current situation of UAMs on the island of Samos, Greece What is the real situation of unaccompanied minors on the island of Samos, Greece? Refugee Rights Europe and Still I Rise investigate this subject in the new… »

14.05.2021

Freedom of the Press 2021: Greece in 70th Place in the World

Freedom of the Press 2021: Greece in 70th Place in the World

The  World Press Freedom Index 2021  published by Reporters without Borders (RSF) shows that journalism, “the basic vaccine against misinformation”, is being blocked completely or in part in 73% of the 180 countries which the organization monitors. This year’s Index, which annually assesses the state of press… »

09.04.2021

[Video] Interactive Documentary Greece: ζω… I live! Athens, meeting with Caravan Project

[Video] Interactive Documentary Greece: ζω… I live! Athens, meeting with Caravan Project

What is culture, who is it? Artistic and intellectual culture, complementary to each other, forms with the social, the “living together” an inseparable whole appealing to our imagination, to our heart as to our head. It comes to question, titillate, jostle our beliefs, our fears, our knowledge, our values, our… »

03.04.2021

Greece: Lead Contamination Threat to Migrants Unresolved

Greece: Lead Contamination Threat to Migrants Unresolved

People Still Accommodated in Camp’s Contaminated Area Dozens of families are still accommodated in areas of a migrant camp in Lesbos where soil testing showed elevated lead levels two months after the Greek government confirmed that the areas were contaminated, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities have yet… »

15.11.2020

E. Salvanou: in the country an agenda against every kind of civil rights is being played out

E. Salvanou: in the country an agenda against every kind of civil rights is being played out

By Emilia Salvanou*. “Streets and protests carry the virus and give birth to disease” (Michalis Chrisochoidis, Greek Minister of Citizen Protection, 14.11.2020) In striking opposition with the recent decision of the European Parliament that the corona pandemic should not be used as an excuse to undermine… »

10.09.2020

Fire destroys Moria refugee camp: another tragic wake-up call for the EU’s asylum policy

Fire destroys Moria refugee camp: another tragic wake-up call for the EU’s asylum policy

Fires at a reception centre for asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos have left thousands of people without shelter. Around 13,000 people – including those from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and west Africa – lived at the Moria Reception and Identification Centre (RIC) in a space intended for just… »

19.08.2020

Joint Statement by the Greens of Turkey and Greens of Greece on the recent tension in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Joint Statement by the Greens of Turkey and Greens of Greece on the recent tension in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

“We, Greek and Turkish Greens, are both deeply concerned about the current build-up of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean.” In an age of climate crisis, aggressive fossil fuel exploration can’t be an acceptable tool of foreign policy for any country: already confirmed oil and natural gas reserves worldwide, are more… »

10.06.2020

Giulia Cicoli of Still I Rise: “We are on the right side of history and keep going”

Giulia Cicoli of Still I Rise: “We are on the right side of history and keep going”

You have been on Samos for three years. How has the situation evolved since then? Sadly, the situation keeps getting worse. Since March 2016, when the deal with Turkey was struck, an increasing number of people have crossed the Aegean Sea and remained stuck on five Greek islands (Lesvos, Samos,… »

02.06.2020

Boys’ Drawings Expose Greece’s Broken Detention System

Boys’ Drawings Expose Greece’s Broken Detention System

Plight of Unaccompanied Migrant Children Is Focus of New Campaign Ibrahim, a 14-year-old boy from Somalia, was detained by Greek police for almost three months at a detention center in Amygdaleza, a police-run detention facility on the outskirts of Athens, which houses adults but has a dedicated section for unaccompanied… »

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