(Still) no consistent access to health care in the CCAC
Since February 2022, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) has not provided a full-time doctor to the CCAC (the camp). This gap has been filled on an ad hoc basis, either with doctors from other islands or from the Samos hospital visiting the CCAC some days per week. This impacts our beneficiaries as they are denied medical support and their asylum interviews are postponed due to the lack of in time medical and vulnerability screenings of new arrivals.
No transfers to the mainland
Vulnerable people, for example those who urgently need medical treatment in Athens, are currently not being transferred to the mainland and are stuck on Samos. Instead, people have to pay for the trip and pay for their new accommodation – which is impossible for many asylum seekers. The team of I HAVE RIGHTS is working to assert the rights of our vulnerable beneficiaries but is still waiting for a reply from the authorities.
EU and Greece’s obstacles in the asylum procedure
As part of Europe’s deterrence and containment policy, the Greek government charges fees of 100€ at key stages of the asylum procedure. If asylum seekers want to submit a subsequent application or if they want to receive their travel documents, they have to pay 100€.
In collaboration with I HAVE RIGHTS the Skills Factory on Samos has a fundraising art project to support asylum seekers in paying these fees.
Buy one print – support one case! To know more about the project, please click here: