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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 tutor during…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…
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 Greek authorities registered over 3,300 unaccompanied asylum-seeking and migrant children arriving in Greece in the first seven months of 2016. Many of these children had fled violence and armed conflict in their home countries…
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 Unprecedented numbers of migrants and asylum seekers traveled by sea to European shores in 2015. By mid-November, over 800,000 had reached Italy and Greece, with relatively small numbers arriving in Spain and Malta. According to…
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 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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 Unwelcome Guests
 Greek Police Abuses of Migrants in Athens
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 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
 
 
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 As human beings, we shouldn’t be treated like this….
 I am not an animal to be chased with sticks.
 —Douglas Kesse, Ghanaian asylum seeker, January 11,
 2012
 In May 2011, in the…
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 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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 No Refuge
 Migrants in Greece
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 Secret
 Expulsions at the Border
 Caught at
 Sea
 Cracking
 Down
 Mistreatment
 of Children
 A Broken
 Asylum System
 Revolving-Door
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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…
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POLICY PARALYSIS: A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED
 HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA      SUMMARY II. ABUSES
 OF WOMEN AND GIRLS THAT FUEL HIV/AIDS.. HIV/AIDS and
 Abuse of Girls Risks to
 Women and Girls in…
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This report examines the situation of the ethnic Turkish minority of Thrace, a region of Greece. It serves as a follow-up to two earlier reports issued by Human Rights Watch, Destroying Ethnic Identity: The Turks of Greece (August 1990) and "Greece:…
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Although ethnic Macedonians in northern Greece make up a large minority with their own language and culture, their internationally-recognized human rights and even their existence are vigorously denied by the Greek government. Free expression is…