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An Island at Breaking Point: Filling information gaps relating to refugees and displaced people in Chios, Greece

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Refugee Rights Europe

Following widespread reports of the deteriorating situation for refugees in the Greek island of Chios, Refugee Rights Europe sent a field delegation to the island to investigate the human rights issues and humanitarian standards experienced there. The research found that the continued arrival of refugees from conflict-ridden countries has led to chronic overcrowding while charities, NGOs and UN bodies are struggling to provide some of the most basic services required.

The data presented in An Island at Breaking Point was collected on Chios, Greece from 11 to 18 May 2017. Refugee Rights Europe’s team of researchers conducted 300 semi-structured interviews in Arabic, Dari, English, Kurdish, and Pashto, to capture the lived experiences of individuals – primarily those over the age of 18.

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