Category: Activities

Asylum policies and practices impairing the access to international protection
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Asylum policies and practices impairing the access to international protection

As a result of regular interactions with refugee communities, GFR has continuously observed a number of obstacles preventing asylum seekers in the country from accessing the asylum procedures and receiving the international protection they are entitled to, according to international law.Drawing on the implementation of the law and the practices adopted by the authorities, the...

Meanwhile, people are still dying–Refugees & Migrants’ Call
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Meanwhile, people are still dying–Refugees & Migrants’ Call

We, people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, workers, parents, students, soon-to-be or already European citizens, are joining our voices to all those ashamed of how Europe is treating refugees and migrants. What’s wrong? Is Europe so poor that it cannot provide a shelter to just 1.7% of the refugees and displaced in the world? There...

Deprived of rights. Statement on the new Greek bill.
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Deprived of rights. Statement on the new Greek bill.

This is a statement on this month’s decision of the Greek parliament and its direct impact on refugees, as well as on the link between the legal situation and racism by citizens. We have been to Chios last week to observe the outcome for those captured and detained there. The New Bill  The Greek Forum...

“We Are in Europe, We Have Rights”–Idomeni
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“We Are in Europe, We Have Rights”–Idomeni

“Crossing the Border is forcing people to pay for smugglers.” says a young woman from Syria, who has been in Idomeni for weeks now. “I am stuck in a place where people used to spend a few hours or one day maximum and then they crossed. Now, I have been here for 22 days.” Greek...

We need to talk about Cologne
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We need to talk about Cologne

We, refugee and migrant communities settled in different EU countries, from different nationalities and backgrounds, strongly condemn the recent sexual attacks against women in Germany. We would like to express our sorrow and sympathy to the victims of these terrible attacks. We condemn any violence against women, be they nationals or foreigners, perpetrated by foreigners...