This year, 13,500 people arrived in Greece by sea and land. While living conditions for asylum-seekers have generally improved in the mainland, serious gaps remain in the overcrowded RICs of the islands where some people must remain for their asylum decisions.

The poor conditions increase protection risks, including sexual and gender-based violence and contribute to tension. Children and the vulnerable are particularly affected.

This month there was repeated tension and violence in Moria, Lesvos’ RIC.

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