End The Asylum Crisis on the Greek Islands


We are currently partnering with a number of preeminent human rights and humanitarian organisations on an important campaign.

Together, we are calling on EU leaders and the Greek Government to #OpenTheIslands and put an end to the inhumane conditions currently experienced by displaced people there.

More than 13,000 asylum seekers are trapped on Greece’s islands in deplorable conditions. European Union-sponsored processing centres housing them are filthy and overcrowded - many people, including women and children, are forced to sleep in summer tents or on the ground. This is happening because Greece, with the support of other EU countries, has put in place a containment policy to prevent asylum seekers from leaving the islands to the mainland.

But the Greek government can change this.

No one should sleep in these arduous conditions.

It is high time they ended this inhumane containment and #OpenTheIslands.

Target the Greek Prime Minister on Facebook

Help turn the heat up! Click on the button below and paste the following message as a comment into Alexis Tsipras' latest post..

"It's time for Greece to protect asylum-seekers trapped on Greek islands. Declare an end to the containment policy on the islands and allow people to move to mainland Greece"


Please tell Greece’s Prime Minister and EU member states to end the containment of asylum seekers on the Islands, and call on other European leaders to support Greece in doing so!

Tweet your MP to raise awareness, calling on them to do more to protect refugees and displaced people in Calais.

Suggested Tweets:

Nobody should be forced to sleep in the cold this winter. End the inhumane containment of asylum seekers on the Greek Islands. @EUCouncil @Tsipras_EU @PrimeMinisterGR: #OpenTheIslands https://www.hrw.org/opentheislands