Ukraine Denies Its Citizens Got Life Sentences in Greek Courts

Ukraine's foreign ministry has denied reports that several of its nationals were handed down life sentences in Greek courts after being convicted of people...

Greek Island Saw 12,700 Refugees, Migrants in 2017

The Aegean island of Lesvos saw over 12,700 people from 64 countries registered at its reception center in 2017, new official figures state. With Syrians,...

Social Hackers Academy Teaches Refugees to Code in Athens

A new NGO started by coders and software engineers quit their jobs, and a handful of volunteers are teaching refugees, migrants, and unemployed Greek...

Coast Guard Rescues Migrants Adrift off Greek Island

The Greek Coast Guard rescued 31 foreign nationals in the sea around the island of Samothrace on Monday. A rescue operation was mounted after a...

Over 200 Refugees Land on Greek Island in 24 Hours

Just over 200 refugees and migrants have arrived on the Greek island of Lesvos in the last 24 hours, the authorities have said. The spike...

EU Court Clears Greece Over Migrant Detention Case

EU's top human rights court has cleared the Greek authorities of allegations of mistreatment made by three Afghan migrants arrested and held at an island...

Bad Weather Behind Drop in Migrant Arrivals

Bad weather is being cited as the reason behind a significant drop in the number of migrants and refugees landing on the islands of...

Tsipras at Davos: Greece Managed Migration with Dignity

  Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday the migration problem is a European and international issue and not the concern of Italy and Greece...

Human Rights Watch Annual Report Bleak for Refugee Treatment in Greece

Throughout 2017, NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) has been very critical of the Greek government's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers on the island...

Greek Muslim Group Hits Out at ‘Threats, Hatred’

The largest association of Muslims in Greece has accused a shadowy racist organization of threatening to attack its members. In a statement the Muslim Association...

Jewish and Muslim NGOs Join Forces to Aid Refugees in Greece

Global Jewish nonprofit NGO HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) and Muslim humanitarian aid NGO IRUSA (Islamic Relief USA) announced on Wednesday that they had...

UN: Most Refugee Arrivals Are Women, Children

Over half of the refugees coming to the Greek islands of Lesvos and Samos in December were women and children, the UN has said. In...

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