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. Vulnerable groups are also at high risk of COVID-19 and its
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=yKO3VmT7o-8&ab_channel=OdysseaOrganisation 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.
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.
The undersigned organisations are deeply concerned about recent developments at the Evros border and the Aegean islands where people are stranded at the borders of Europe, instrumentalized for political purposes, and subject to violations of their rights.
Our founder, Jai Mexis, speaks at TEDx University of the Aegean about his experiences, Odyssea and our journey to provide refugees and other vulnerable populations with new opportunities and fresh starts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB8ALQYrVnE