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Turkish Coast Guard Vessels Pursue Greek Boat Close to Lesvos

Two Turkish coast guard vessels pursued a Greek coast guard boat near the port of Mytilene, capital of Lesvos Island. According to Lesvos News, the...

Refugee Crisis: Lesvos has Reached Breaking Point Says Mayor

In a desperate appeal to the Greek government, the mayor of Lesvos calls for immediate measures to reduce the number of asylum seekers in...

New Surge in Refugee Arrivals on Greek Islands

Despite heightened patrols in the Aegean Sea to deter smuggling activity between Turkey and Greece, about 3,700 refugees reached Greek shores in August, and...

More than 500 Migrants Arrive on Greek Islands in 2 Days

Over the past few weeks there have been hundreds of migrants per day that have been arriving from Turkey, on the Greek islands.  This...

Ethiopian Asylum Seekers in Greece Celebrate New Year 2010

About 100 migrants from Eritrea and Ethiopia staying in the Moria, Lesvos reception and identification center camp, celebrated New Year 2010 in the early...

Over 600 Migrants Land on Greek Islands in 24 Hours

More than 600 migrants landed on islands of the Eastern Aegean from Monday morning until Tuesday dawn, according to the Hellenic Coast Guard. Specifically, 397 refugees...

Students of the Beijing University of Geosciences Visit Lesvos Island

For the second consecutive year and within the framework of cooperation between the University of the Aegean and the University of Geosciences in Beijing,...

Chinese, American Students Survey the Petrified Forest of Lesvos

The renowned Petrified Forest on Lesvos has become the focus of attention of major universities around the world. Groups of Geoscience students are visiting the Greek...

Over 330 Migrants Arrived on Greek Islands on Monday

A total of 334 migrants coming from Turkey landed on various Greek Eastern Aegean islands on Monday, according to data released by the Ministry...

Tragedy in Lesvos: Two Brothers Killed in House Fire

Two men died when their apartment was engulfed in flames at Polichnitos in Lesvos. The two men were brothers, aged 56 and 54. The fire occurred...

Fire Service Blames Arsonists for Forest Fire in Lesvos

Firefighters and volunteers battled all night with the blaze in Lesvos. By Friday morning the fire, which threatened to engulf the villages of Plomari, Trygona...

HRW Blasts Greece for Failing to Protect Refugee Children

Greek authorities on Lesvos have failed to protect unaccompanied children from abuse by placing them in refugee camps with unrelated adults, says Human Rights...

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