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IOM Mobilizes Emergency Assistance and Transfer of Children After Fire at Moria Camp, Lesvos

9 September 2020

 

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Athens – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is saddened by the tragic fire that broke out overnight (09-09) at the Moria Reception and Identification Center (RIC) on the Greek island of Lesvos. While initial reports suggest that there are no fatalities, over 12,600 migrants and refugees, including 400 unaccompanied children and many families, are now displaced, and the center reportedly 80 per cent destroyed. 

President of the Hellenic Republic and Minister of Migration and Asylum visit Moria Safe Area for unaccompanied children

 20 August 2020

 

 

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President of the Hellenic Republic and Minister of Migration and Asylum visit Moria Safe Area for unaccompanied children.

IOM supports the Greek Authorities through the provision of services to 337 children.

 

Announcement on temporary accommodation facility in Sindos

13 August 2020

 

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With reference to information recently circulated on media, The International Organization for Migration (IOM), would like to confirm that no information about possible COVID-19 quarantine of the temporary accommodation facility for migrants located in Sindos has been communicated by the relevant Greek authorities and the facility operates under no quarantine status.

Announcement about Covid-19 cases

8 August 2020

 

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IOM, Government of Greece Assist 134 Iraqi Migrants with Voluntary Return

7 August 2020

 

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Athens — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Greece and the Hellenic authorities, in coordination with IOM Iraq and the diplomatic corps, organized the voluntary return of 134 Iraqi nationals who wished to return home. They left Athens Thursday (6/8) on a flight to Baghdad International Airport, where the first group of passengers disembarked. The flight then continued to Erbil International Airport. 

UN Agencies Welcome Latest Relocations of Unaccompanied Children from Greece, Call for Further Action and Solidarity

8 July 2020

 

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Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund today welcomed the latest relocations of 49 unaccompanied and migrant children from Greece to Portugal and Finland. 

CEB and IOM cooperate with the Church of Greece Non-Profit Organization in the safe accommodation of unaccompanied children in Greece

1 July 2020

 

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CEB and IOM cooperate with the Church of Greece Non-Profit Organization in the safe accommodation of unaccompanied children in Greece

 

Pulling Together in Germany: 3,000 Protective Masks for Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Greece

19 June 2020

 

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Berlin – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week delivered a donation of 3,000 reusable, protective face masks from Germany to unaccompanied migrant children in Greece.    

HELIOS FILM FESTIVAL

 

17 June 2020

 

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HELIOS Film Festival: Online Film Festival by the International Organization for Migration

 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Greece organizes a unique Online Film Festival, under the framework of EU funded HELIOS project, on the occasion of World Refugee Day.

IOM Alarmed over Reports of Pushbacks from Greece at EU Border with Turkey

Geneva, 10 June 2020

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is deeply concerned about persistent reports of pushbacks and collective expulsions of migrants, in some cases violent, at the European Union (EU) border between Greece and Turkey. International media reports and footage showing the use of marine rescue equipment to expel migrants across the Eastern Aegean Sea are especially disturbing.