Access to detention facilities



Greek Council for Refugees

The procedure for obtaining access to hotspots is described in Access to NGOs and UNHCR. As for pre-removal detention centres, NGOs’ capacity to access detainees is limited due to human and financial resource constraints. Finally, another major practical barrier to asylum seekers’ communication with NGOs is their obligation to pay for their telephone calls, which assumes that applicants have money to purchase telephone cards. In most cases, asylum seekers do not have the financial means to do so and thus access with NGO is also limited. 

About AIDA

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions, detenti