Pushbacks, Homelessness and Human Rights Abuses: Greece during Covid-19

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Europe Must Act,Forge for Humanity,Khora,Refugee Rights Europe,SGYF, The Syrian and Greece Youth Forum

The first year of the Covid-19 pandemic saw a steady erosion of basic human rights for asylum seekers and people with refugee status in Greece. This included an escalation in pushbacks, rising homelessness, the reduction of resources and supprt, an increase in domestic abuse, spiralling mental health problems, the curtailment of movement and a further worsening of camp and detention conditions. 

In this report, the Greek Government’s actions in relation to the aforementioned issues are assessed, with reference to relevant international standards.The research conducted and gathered by the report partners during this time underlines the wide-ranging gross human rights abuses unfolding on Greek soil. 

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