From boat to mainland: The process to apply for asylum or refugee status in Greece

This information comes directly from the country report written by AIDA (Asylum Information Database) It has been modified and altered slightly for better understanding. For additional detailed information regarding the asylum process in Greece please visit: http://www.asylumineurope.org/reports/country/greece The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is coordinated by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). It aims to…

Dublin Regulations

The Dublin agreement is a mechanism in the European Union, which helps identify which country is responsible for processing the asylum application of someone belonging to a non-EU country or a stateless person.(Infomigrants) WHAT ARE THE DUBLIN RULES? The Dublin Regulation is an EU law that designates member state responsibility for examining an asylum application. Its…

The EU-Turkey deal

On 18 March,  the EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan activated on 29 November 2015, and the 7 March EU-Turkey statement, the European Union, and Turkey decided to end the irregular migration from Turkey to the EU. The EU and Turkey agreed that: 1) All new irregular migrants crossing from Turkey to the Greek islands as of…

Background about Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq

Quick Facts about the crises in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Syria  Demonstrations began in March 2011 as a result of the Arab Spring. Due to the severe government crackdown on these demonstrations, which resulted in the arming of opposition groups to retaliate. July 2011, The Free Syrian Army and Syrian citizens take up arms calling for…