Update: Legal Note on the living conditions of beneficiaries of international protection in Greece

January 2019

The legal note on the pre­ca­rious exis­tence of reco­gni­zed refu­gees in Greece was updated in August 2018 and shows that living con­di­ti­ons for bene­fi­ci­a­ries of inter­na­tio­nal pro­tec­tion in Greece have not impro­ved. The­re are still wide­spread defi­ci­ts in the recep­ti­on, care and inte­gra­ti­on of bene­fi­ci­a­ries of protection.

Bene­fi­ci­a­ries of inter­na­tio­nal pro­tec­tion are defi­ned as ali­ens or sta­te­l­ess per­sons who have been reco­gni­zed as refu­gees or bene­fi­ci­a­ries of sub­si­dia­ry pro­tec­tion sta­tus. Not only do refu­gees belon­ging to this group in Greece suf­fer from the lack of inte­gra­ti­on pro­s­pects into the Greek socie­ty, but they are often facing ina­de­qua­te living con­di­ti­ons and huma­ni­ta­ri­an stan­dards, a pre­ca­rious socio-eco­no­mic situa­ti­on, and even have pro­blems in secu­ring their very existence.

Com­mis­sio­ned by PRO ASYL Foun­da­ti­on & Refu­gee Sup­port Aegean
For­mat: Din A4, 11 pages