Greece

Why One California Lawyer Returned to Greece to Help Refugees

Oct 11, 2017

“I had never met a Syrian, Iraqi or Afghan person before,” said Paula Kasler, a northern California-based lawyer.

A Big Greek Wedding for Syrian Refugees

Aug 09, 2017

After HIAS Greece won their right to marry, two Syrian refugees in their early 20's had a small civil ceremony near the refugee camp where they first met last year.

HIAS Greece Secures First Civil Marriage License For Syrian Refugees

Jul 27, 2017

In a precedent-setting ruling, a Mytilini county court has recognized the right of a Syrian refugee and asylum seeker living in Greece to receive a civil marriage license. The two are set to marry in early August in the Municipality of Lesvos.

HIAS Has A Vision For Refugee Protection In Greece, Says New Country Director

Jul 24, 2017

“HIAS has a vision in Greece,” says country director Vassilis Kerasiotis, “to offer holistic legal services to refugees and asylum seekers.”

Refugees in Greece Need Legal Aid. Here’s What HIAS is Doing to Help.

Jan 12, 2017

On July 1, 2016, on the Greek island of Lesvos, HIAS launched its newest international office in order to provide assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers facing an unfamiliar and daunting legal bureaucracy. “For those who survive the harrowing journey, landing on Lesvos is only the beginning,” said Rachel Levitan. “HIAS Greece was established to meet the urgent need people have for legal assistance and guidance on the island.”

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