Greece

A New Name, a New Life

Mar 18, 2019

With the help of HIAS Greece, Ovileya, a transgender refugee woman, won her case in court to have her gender and name changed on her identification papers.

2018 YEAR IN REVIEW: Challenges, Heartbreak, and Resolve

Dec 26, 2018

2018 was a challenging year for HIAS as we continued our work of fighting for refugees and asylum seekers.

Open Letter – Stand up with Hungary for a #WelcomingEurope!

Jun 20, 2018

Hundreds of organisations across Europe have joined We Are a Welcoming Europe – the first ECI on migration.

WATCH: Protecting Refugees in Greece, An Interfaith Response

Jun 20, 2018

A new video tells the story of a unique partnership between HIAS and Islamic Relief USA which is helping to ensure that the most vulnerable refugees in Greece receive access to legal protection.

HIAS Greece Joins Campaign to Promote Welcome in Europe

May 23, 2018

The We are a Welcoming Europe campaign is comprised of 130 civil society organizations, including HIAS Greece, working to promote solidarity and respect for refugees across the continent.

Two Years After EU-Turkey Deal, New HIAS Report Puts EASO Under the Microscope

Mar 26, 2018

The new report, “EASO’s Operation on the Greek Hotspot: An overlooked consequence of the EU-Turkey Deal,” was released under the Greece Refugee Rights Initiative, a joint initiative between HIAS and Islamic Relief USA.

HIAS & Islamic Relief USA Partner to Protect Refugees in Greece

Jan 16, 2018

As the situation in Greece becomes increasingly dire and the international community less attentive, two faith-based organizations—one Jewish and one Muslim—are taking action.

HIAS and Islamic Relief USA Partner to Bring Legal Protection to Refugees in Greece

Jan 16, 2018

The interfaith effort will expand legal services for the most vulnerable refugee populations in Athens and Lesvos.

Transitioning to a Government-Run Refugee and Migrant Response in Greece

Dec 13, 2017

Together with several humanitarian and legal aid operations in Greece, HIAS published a joint NGO roadmap for more fair and humane policies for refugees and asylum seekers.

HIAS Greece Wins Release of Three Detained Syrians on Lesvos

Nov 01, 2017

“This decision reinforces the fundamental rights of asylum seekers to challenge their detention by Greek authorities,” said Vassilis Kerasiotis, country director for HIAS Greece.

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