Greece passes legislative act to tackle humanitarian crisis in 2016

The Greek government has passed measures to tackle the humanitarian crisis in 2016 and help the most vulnerable social groups with a legislative act signed on Dec. 24, government sources said on Monday.

Greece passes legislative act to tackle humanitarian crisis in 2016

According to the sources, the Act show the government’s commitment in measures that relieve those who have been hurt most by the economic crisis and which were never cancelled or suspended, as the opposition wanted.

The measures passed though the Legislative Act are, among others:

-Extension of the law on tackling the humanitarian crisis into 2016

- Expanding the health ministry’s ability to conduct audits to ministry-controlled public and private entities

-Adjusting the asylum procedure for refugees by adapting it to the challenges posed by the refugee crisis

-Setting up process for the charter of vessels to assist in refugee emergencies

-Establishing the operation of Centers of Temporary Accommodation for refugees

-Setting up the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) as an independent advisory body to the State

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