EU: All NGOs to leave islands by 31st of July

Via News that Move – A Spanish NGO has reportedly rented a former clinic on the island of Chios just three months before they and other NGOs will be required to leave. Salvamento Maritimo Humanitario stated that they plan to use the premises as offices, along with providing space for other NGOs and opening a medical clinic to offer first aid to refugees and migrants on the island.

However, according to officials with the European Commission, all NGOs operating on north Aegean islands will be required to depart by the 31st of July. At that time, all migration issues on the islands will be taken over by the Greek government and local municipalities.