By: Jennifer Gerlando
A family of 5 has been stuck living in Kara Tepe Refugee Camp for eight months along with 795 other refugees. The Habash family consists of father Mahar; mother Mitzen, and siblings Dlara, Dhash & Ghan. The Habash family is Kurdish and they are from Aleppo, Syria. Their story is common to the refugees across Greece who choose to move on from their temporary refugee rather than settling here.
Continue reading “Thanks, but no thanks” –refugees prefer life NOT in Greece
Jessa Vivio – July 27, 2017
(Athens, Greece) – The Asylum Services of Greece already has plenty on its plate. Since 2013 the service has found itself with over 100,000 asylum applications to process. More than 80% of those 102,000 asylum applications have been received in just the past year and a half. The numbers of refugees seeking Greek asylum skyrocketed when the borders to Europe were cut off.
Continue reading Greek Asylum service work slowed by austerity measures
By John Bozick
(Athens, Greece) — The Refugee crisis currently plaguing the Greek Isles and large majority of the Mediterranean Coast can only be described in one way, it’s a mess. Even as the migration flow has slowed to around 50 plus people daily, the crisis has put a considerable amount of strain on not only the country of Greece, but also the entire EU.
Continue reading Greece bracing for possible onslaught of refugees if European relocation ends
John Bozick – July 28, 2017
(AGIA PARASKEVI, GREECE) — It was his last trip abroad – November 15, 2016 – just two months before he would turn over the reins of power to the next president seen by many as anti-immigrant. As President Obama stood before a packed crowd at Athens’ Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center, he commended Greece, saying “nowhere have we seen compassion (for refugees) more evident than here in Greece.”
Continue reading Obama’s Parting Gift to Immigrants: $700,000 for refugee education in Greece
By Abigaile Kootsillas, 7/25/17
(Athens, Greece) — Greece’s far right-wing party, the Golden Dawn, is promising the possibility of protests if the government moves forward with plans to fully integrate refugee students with Greek students in the school system. Continue reading Alt-Right Greek party takes stance against refugee school integration