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A group of refugees in Moria camp formed the Moria Corona Awareness Team (MCAT) to spread awareness and protect the camp from Covid-19. Footage courtesy of ReFOCUS Media Labs FB/IG: @refocusmedialabs TW: @refocusmedialab
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(Athens, December 18, 2018) – Greek law enforcement officers at the land border with Turkey in the northeastern Evros region routinely summarily return asylum seekers and migrants, Human Rights Watch said today. The officers in some cases use violence and…
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  Summary “Leila,” 11, and her sister “Magdoulin,” 12, have never been inside a classroom. Growing up in war-torn Syria, the only education the sisters, originally from Aleppo, had before fleeing their country six years ago was a private…
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The European Union has provided significant funding to the Greek government, and to United Nations and nongovernmental agencies, to operate the centers on the Greek eastern Aegean islands, known as “hotspots,” and camps on the mainland. But asylum seekers…
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(November 17, 2015) More than 800,000 asylum seekers and migrants have arrived in Europe by sea in 2015, with most traveling onward to northern and western EU countries. According to UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, 84 percent were from Syria,…
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(São Paulo, October 20, 2015) –The Brazilian state of Pernambuco has effectively turned over its vastly overcrowded prisons to hand-picked inmate “keyholders,” Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Pernambuco prison system holds more…
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Map of Pernambuco State in Brazil Brazil’s prisons are a human-rights disaster. Detainees—even those who have not been convicted of a crime—are routinely held in overcrowded, violent, and disease-ridden cells.…
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Introduction Unprecedented numbers of people are taking dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean to reach countries of the European Union. Migrants and asylum seekers have been crossing the Mediterranean for decades. The numbers have…
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On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, a large Turkish fishing boat carrying some 300 people trying to reach Europe sank  off the Greek island of Lesbos, causing at least seven to drown, including four children, with at least 34  still missing.  …
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Unwelcome Guests Greek Police Abuses of Migrants in Athens Summary Key Recommendations To the Government of Greece: To Regional and International Actors: Methodology …
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Map of Sample Routes Taken by Migrants and Asylum Seekers Sample routes taken by migrants and asylum seekers based on testimony collected by Human Rights Watch and…
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Summary Between November 2, 2010 and March 2, 2011, nearly 12,000 migrants entering Greece at its land border with Turkey were arrested and detained. The detention…
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Left to Survive Systematic Failure to Protect Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Greece Map of Greece Summary and Key Recommendations Key Recommendations Methodology and Scope I. Unaccompanied Child Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Greece Flight from…
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Stuck in a Revolving Door Iraqis and Other Asylum Seekers and Migrants at the Greece/Turkey Entrance to the European Union Map of Greece and Turkey Border Region I. Summary II. Recommendations III. Methodology and Scope IV. Background The Geography of…