Paris' move is part of an EU-wide agreement signed last summer to reduce the pressure on frontline European states, mainly Greece and Italy. "This week, as part of the relocation, 97 additional refugees have arrived in France from Greece and Italy," Interior Minister Bernard … [Read more...] about France to take in 30,000 refugees stranded in Greece by 2018
Where are refugee camps in greece
When Idomeni was evacuated, many refugees in Greece saw their hopes and dreams shattered. Idomeni had been a symbol of hope for all those stuck in the country after the sudden closure of the Balkan route. At the same time Idomeni was not a safe place and the conditions at the … [Read more...] about Shattered dreams for refugees stuck in Greece
When refugees were stranded in Idomeni at the Greek-Macedonian border, new rumors about the border being open again emerged every other day. People would pack their belongings and run towards the Macedonian fence only to be pushed back - oftentimes with force. Although most … [Read more...] about Helping refugees in Greece get facts, not rumors
"We're proud that in just ten days, the army has been able to improve the government's ability to take in refugees to be registered," said Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, speaking from the newly-finished Schisto transit camp in a suburb of Athens. The camp, on a former … [Read more...] about Refugee hotspots in Greece: last minute compliance
German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced at this week's special summit in Brussels that asylum accommodation facilities would be erected - before the end of November - in Greece, Italy and perhaps Bulgaria. She called these camps "hotspots," and her idea received at least … [Read more...] about Are refugee camps a realistic solution?