One year stranded and what’s changed?

An update to the October 2016 Joint NGO Policy Brief on the situation for displaced persons in Greece

It is one year since the introduction of Europe’s flawed migration policies to close borders along the Western Balkan route and return migrants and refugees to Turkey, leaving thousands stranded in Greece. This update provides an overview of the current situation in Greece, and sets out what eight national and international responding agencies see as the most urgent issues to address and the major concerns with Europe’s response to this crisis.

This paper is an update to the October 2016 briefing More than six months stranded – What now?