The UN High Commission for Refugees in Athens reports a series of "criminal attacks against foreigners", including refugees and people requesting asylum.
Moreover, in a joint letter to the prime minister and the Citizen's Protection, Interior and Health ministers and the Human Rights General Secretariat, the Greek Refugees Forum, the Assante Youth organisation, the Afghan, African and Kenyan Community speak of daily violent acts against foreigners.

The UN High Commission for Refugees notes that it concerns "criminal attacks with the sole criterion being the colour of the skin or the country of origin."