With Greece: Recommendations for refugee protection

The AIRE Centre & ECRE Report Publication Brussels/London, 13 July 2016. More than 200,000 people have fled conflict and persecution to seek protection in Europe, so far this year. 70% of these people have landed in Greece and most remain stranded. Though the...

A colourful place in a bleak reality

By Rita Carvalho and Francesca Pierigh, ECRE We visited Hara Hotel near Polykastro, Greece, on 29 May 2016. The events mentioned in this story refer to that visit. We are standing outside a big white tent in Hara Hotel, a makeshift camp on the side of the road, a bit...

Too many rumours, too little information

By Rita Carvalho and Francesca Pierigh, ECRE We visited EKO camp near Polykastro on 28 May 2016. The events mentioned in this story refer to that visit. Yes, you read about it. You see pictures. You think you know. But when you drive past it, you cannot help but be...

Blog: Hard is the journey behind, harder is the journey ahead

by Francesca Pierigh, ECRE We visited EKO camp near Polykastro on 28 May 2016. The events mentioned in this story refer to that visit. “We just eat and sleep. Every day we eat and sleep. We didn’t come here to eat and sleep. As the sun is setting, we are almost at the...