Greece welcomed tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees but failed to protect the rights of other asylum seekers and migrants, including by pushing new arrivals back to Turkey. Migrant children face homelessness and lack adequate healthcare and education. Curbs on civil society groups assisting migrants, interference with independent media, and a surveillance scandal raise concerns about the rule of law. Impunity for police ill-treatment is common. Victims of hate crimes are reluctant to report attacks to the police. Women face multiple barriers seeking protection from domestic violence.

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Human Rights Watch #FreeTheKids Greece Migrant Immigration Detention Campaign

Hundreds of migrant children in Greece without a parent or relative are sitting behind bars in immigration detention and at heightened risk for contracting COVID-19.  Childhood happens only once in a lifetime – we need your help to make sure they get theirs!