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Greek Ministry Seeks Hotels, Apartments to Host Refugees

The Greek Citizen Protection Ministry has announced a tender for a housing program for refugees that involves renting out hotels or apartment complexes.

Amnesty Int’l Calls for Action, Refugees Held Hostage by Failed EU Policy

Amnesty International has launched an online campaign aiming to put pressure on the European Commission to ensure that refugees are moved off the Greek islands.

EU Threatens to Oust Greece from Schengen Zone

Greece may be kicked out of the Schengen zone which allows passport free travel within the EU after the Commission said on Wednesday that the country was failing to secure its borders.

Refugee Crisis Uncovers EU’s True Unity as Partners Put Pressure on Greece Alone

While thousands of refugees fleeing war continue to make their way to Greek shores in efforts to make a better home for themselves in Europe, the EU is playing hot potato.

Calls for a Nobel Prize to the Greeks for Compassion Soar

An online petition calling for this year’s Nobel Prize to be awarded to the Greeks for their hands-on demonstration of compassion and sacrifice to the thousands of refugees seeking a brighter future through Greece, has garnered more than 303,000 signatures thus far.

Give the Greeks a Nobel Prize for Humanity, Vote Now

For the hands-on demonstration of compassion in the ongoing refugee crisis, activist group Avaaz invites you to vote so that the Greek islanders and volunteers be nominated for this year's Nobel Prize in Peace.