THE SUBSTANTIVE EXAMINATION OF ASYLUM APPLICATIONS IS THE ONLY SAFE SOLUTION FOR REFUGEES With a new Joint Ministerial Decision (JMD) issued on 7 June, the Greek State designates Turkey as a “safe third country” for families, men, women and children of five nationalities seeking international protection in Greece. It is noted that the JMD applies even to those from countries
Για να δείτε αυτό το άρθρο στα Ελληνικά, μετακινηθείτε προς τα κάτω The female unemployment rate in Greece is a shocking 20.2%. This number is significantly higher for women from vulnerable groups, such as refugees and asylum seekers. Unemployed women face a lack of financial and personal independence, poor integration and under-representation in local and national communities.
Loukas Oikonomakis, Head of Innovation of Odyssea, talks about the concept of training and how knowledge may contribute to the incorporation of vulnerable social groups into the society.
The Greek government is about to close a historic shelter for vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees, with no care for the future of its residents. Join the protest to protect dignity and human rights and keep PIKPA open.
Following yesterday’s fire in Moria, on Lesvos, which destroyed the Reception and Identification Centre, 48 civil society organizations call on the Greek Government to immediately provide assistance to people who lost their shelter.
Funded by our partners the TIMA Foundation, we produced and delivered 50,000 face-shields and donated them free-of-charge to Greece's Ministry of Health, who distributed them to hospitals and clinics across the country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gtN1r964oE As COVID-19 takes hold of the globe, we are witnessing travel restrictions, social distancing measures and work from home policies. But most of all,
Recalling the letter issued on 6 March 2020, signed by more than 250 organizations throughout Europe, the undersigned organizations reiterate the dangers stemming from persisting in current arrangements on the management of the reception of asylum seekers and the respect for their right to seek asylum in Greece.
On May 28th, Jai Mexis, Odyssea’s founder, and Loukas Oikonomakis, Head of Innovation, were hosted by Sotiris Kyriakidis (ANA-MPA) on the radio show “Me ta Chilia” on Praktoreio FM 104.6.
In view of recent developments at the country’s borders, we would like to express our deep concern regarding the fact that among the newcomers are families with children and (according to all indications) unaccompanied minors for whom we have no information.