Imposition of a fee of 100 euros for access to asylum from the 2nd and every following subsequent application to applicants for international protection, including minors!

Following an official information we received as a Working Group on Legal Aid on the island of Lesvos, the Regional Asylum Office (RAO) of Lesvos after many months of refusal to register 2nd and following subsequent applications for international protection, on 7 February 2022 started to re-register the aforementioned applications of asylum seekers who have been unable to access the international protection procedure for the last 6 months without their own fault. However, this procedure restarts with a necessary condition for the submission of the second and subsequent application, the deposit of a fee of 100 euros per application (legislative regulation of par. 10 of article 89 of Law 4636/2019). In fact, based on JMD no. 472687/2021, if the application is submitted on behalf of several members of the applicant's family, the deposit of an equal amount for each member separately is required, including   minor children. This translates to the fact that for a five member’s family - two parents with three minor children - a fee of 500 euros is required!

On 28 February 2022, the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR), responding to an open call, sent its input on the forthcoming report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of migrants, in relation to the human rights violations at international borders.

 

You can read the comments here.

Last week, the Russian military invaded the Ukraine. Armed hostilities are ongoing. Russia has targeted multiple cities with attacks on residential areas. Children are being forced to leave their homes and seek shelter elsewhere. As in any armed conflict, their safety, access to food and water, medical care, and healthy development are at risk.   

These immediate risks may be compounded with the long-term traumas that these children may face as a result of displacement. Widespread fighting and humanitarian crisis may lead many families to seek safety outside of the Ukraine, including in Europe. This while many children are already facing inhumane conditions at Europe’s borders. 

GCR has implemented the Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Protection Policy (PSEA) and has set in place a mechanism for managing and dealing with any case of inappropriate sexual behaviour and any act of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) or attempt of those acts by any GCR’s employee, volunteer, member of the Board, supplier or contractor against any GCR's beneficiary.
 
For more information, you can contact the specially appointed GCR’s focal points at the e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
To report such an incident or related suspicion you can fill out our online form at the link: https://ee.humanitarianresponse.info/x/gkrneDUT, or send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

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Thursday, 24 February 2022 13:09

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Άρθρο Popaganda

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Implementation Period: 1/1/2021 – 30/06/2021
   
Partner: DRC
   
Place of implementation: Lesvos
   
Goals: To provide legal assistance to asylum seekers and refugees located in Lesvos
   
Actions:
  • Providing legal support at all stages of the asylum procedure, in family reunification cases, interventions before authorities and services.

  • Legal support for asylum seekers at risk of detention, living in unhealthy and precarious conditions, lacking access to basic rights

   
Results:

Legal support to the growing number of people in need of international protection in Lesvos.

Implementation Period: 1/1/2021 – 31/05/2022
   
Partner: Help
   
Place of implementation: Lesvos
   
Goals:

Providing legal and psychosocial support to asylum seekers and refugees in Lesvos

   
Actions:
  • Providing legal support at all stages of the asylum procedure and in family reunification cases

  • Legal support for asylum seekers at risk of detention, living in unhealthy and precarious conditions, lacking of access to basic rights

  • Psychosocial counselling

  • Support for access to government and health services Accompanying and practical assistance in medical and hospital emergencies

   
Results:

Legal and psychosocial support to the growing number of people in need of international protection in Lesvos.

Implementation Period: 1/4/2021 – 28/02/2022
   
Partner: World Jewish Relief
   
Place of implementation: Lesvos, Athens
   
Goals:

To provide legal aid to asylum seekers and refugees located in Lesvos and Athens

   
Actions:
  • Providing legal support (counselling and representation) at all stages of an asylum process, in family reunification cases, interventions before authorities and services.

  • Support for asylum seekers at risk of detention, living in unhealthy and precarious conditions, lacking access to basic rights

   
Results: Legal support to the growing number of people in need of international protection.

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