Being Hungry in Europe


‘’Being Hungry in Europe: An Analysis of the Food Insecurity Experienced by Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Migrants, and Undocumented People in Greece’’ is a report that reflects the results and challenges of the current food insecurity situation experienced by refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, and undocumented people, in Greece identified during the implementation of the Food for All project of INTERSOS HELLAS and the Greek Forum of Migrants (GFM) supported by Stichting Vluchteling - SV (Netherlands Refugee Foundation). Furthermore, with the contribution of HIAS and the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR), an in-depth facts-based analysis of the political and legislative barriers in place in Greek legislation is presented.

In addition to providing a qualitative and a quantitative perspective, the report aims to advocate for policy reforms to meet basic needs and, ultimately, the pursuit of effective integration. To this end, the briefing presents the position on the main provisions and policies adopted at global and European levels in terms of the social welfare system, as well as a few indicative Best Practices implemented by other EU member states, which serve the purpose of indicate and compare policy designing and outcomes. Both are congenial to present a sound framework within which policymakers can formulate the amendment of public policies.

Taking distance from any political instrumentalization, the document aims to describe the food insecurity phenomenon’s extent and outline the profiles of those who, due to their extreme vulnerability, find themselves in a situation of extreme material deprivation. The above is especially alarming considering recent high inflation rates, the negative impact of which is even greater on the poorer sections of the population, as reported by the World Bank. Designed to cover the needs of the most exposed segments of the population, it was clear from early on that the distributions were not able to cover the requests received.

Read the executive summary here

Read the full report here


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