International Legal Framework
By definition, refugees are on the fringes of domestic and international legal systems. Over the past six decades, an international legal framework, anchored in the U.N.’s 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, has developed to give them at least some protection
Who is – and who isn’t – a refugee?
Many people think that anybody who flees a war zone or other calamity automatically becomes a refugee and is entitled so certain protections. Unfortunately, in the eyes of international law, the reality is often more complicated
The Asylum Process
Mainstream media often gloss over the distinction between a refugee and an asylum seeker. Simply, before someone can be given the protections of a refugee, they must first seek asylum. But how does the asylum system really work?
Full Breakdown of What Money Went Where in Greece 2015-2016
Since the beginning of 2015, 1 million refugees and migrants have entered Greece and $654 million in refugee-related funding has come from the European Commission. Of this total, the Greek government received $188 million, a further $185 million went to organizations dealing with refugee protection, asylum and migration: the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) and the European Asylum Support Office (EASO)