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HELIOS project supports accommodation for recognized refugees

Athens, 29 May 2020

 

Press Release

 

IOM “HELIOS” project financed by the European Commission, which supports the integration of recognized refugees into the Greek society, stands ready to support the housing needs of people who will be asked to exit their accommodation places in camps and temporary accommodation facilities by 31 May, as defined by the national legislative framework.

Combatting Xenophobia is Key to an Effective COVID-19 Recovery

22 May 2020

 

Statement from IOM's Director General, António Vitorino

 

 

Attention Filmmakers The Global Migration Film Festival Opens its Fifth Season with a Worldwide Call for Submissions

7 May 2020

 

Press Release

 

 

Attention Filmmakers The Global Migration Film Festival Opens its Fifth Season with a Worldwide Call for Submissions

IOM Announcement

28 April 2020

 

Announcement

 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) from the first moment of COVID-19 outbreak in Greece, has continued its cooperation with the Greek Authorities in the ongoing operation, as well as other areas which are under its mandate.

IOM Responding to New COVID-19 Outbreak in Greece

21 April 2020

 

Press Release

 

The International Organization for Migration is responding to a new outbreak of COVID-19 in an IOM-managed temporary accommodation facility for asylum seekers in Southern Greece after 150 people tested positive for the virus on Monday.

UN agencies welcome first relocation of unaccompanied children from Greece

15 April 2020

 

Press Release

 

 

Agencies urge other EU Member States to also follow through on relocation pledges

IOM Calls for European Solidarity and Action on Mediterranean Rescue Amid COVID-19

10 April 2020

 

Press Release

 

Geneva - Migrants continue to attempt the Mediterranean crossing, fleeing violence, abuse, and poverty amid heightened concern over the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is urging all states to uphold international obligations and exercise an inclusive, shared approach to these continued movements.  

IOM Raises Concern Over Increasing COVID-19 Cases Recorded in Greece Mainland Refugee and Migrant Camp

2 April 2020

 

Press Release

 

 

 

Athens - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is concerned that twenty-three migrants have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Ritsona open accommodation site in Central Greece. The IOM-managed camp, which hosts 2,700 people, reported its first confirmed case on Tuesday.   

OHCHR, IOM, UNHCR and WHO - Joint Press Release  

1 April 2020

 

Press Release  

 

Geneva - In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, we are all vulnerable. The virus has shown that it does not discriminate - but many refugees, those forcibly displaced, the stateless and migrants are at heightened risk.