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Press Release – The letter of thirty-six NGOs to Pope Francis about refugees’ condition in Greece

AThirty-six civil society organizations have sent a letter to Pope Francis regarding the refugee situation in view of his upcoming visit to Greece.

In a letter released at an online press conference on Thursday, December 2, the NGOs asked, among other things, to meet with the leader of the Roman Catholic Church and inform him about the living conditions of refugees in Greece, as well as the need to support refugees quest for access to asylum with a message of solidarity towards our persecuted fellow humans.

Attached is the letter to Pope Francis

in Greek

in English

in Italian


1. A Drop in the Ocean 

2. Actionaid Hellas 

3. ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth 

4. Βabel Day Center 

5. Caritas Hellas 

6. Centre Diotima 

7. Changemakers Lab 

8. Community Pope John XXIII 

9. Danish Refugee Council (DRC) 

10. ECHO100PLUS 

11. ELIX 

12. Equal Rights Beyond Borders 

13. Europe Must Act 

14. Fenix – Humanitarian Legal Aid 

15. Greek Council for Refugees (GCR)

16. Greek Forum of Migrants 

17. Greek Forum of Refugees 

18. Hellenic League for Human Rights 

19. HIAS Greece 

20. Humanrights360 


22. INTERSOS Hellas 

23. Irida Women’s Center 

24. Jesuit Refugee Service Greece (JRS Greece) 

25. Lesvos Solidarity 

26. Médecins du Monde – Greece 

27. Network for Children’s Rights 

28. Mobile Info Team (MIT) 

29. Odyssea 

30. Refugee Legal Support 

31. Refugee Support Aegean (RSA) 

32. Samos Advocacy Collective 

33. Samos Volunteers 

34. SolidarityNow 

35. Still I Rise 

36. Symbiosis-School of Political Studies in Greece, Council of Europe