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Greece’s Lesvos Marks World Refugee Day with Concerts by Refugee Children

The island of Lesvos, currently home to almost 10,000 asylum-seekers, will mark World Refugee Day on Wednesday, June 20 with a series of three...

Drones, Satellites Help Greek Researchers Tackle Plastic Pollution

Researchers from the University of the Aegean have developed an innovative experiment off the coast of Lesvos to tackle one of the biggest environmental...

Greek Island Beach Demands to See Bathers’ Passports (photos)

A popular beach on the Greek island of Lesvos is refusing entry to bathers without a valid Schengen-area passport, in an apparent effort to bar...

Photos Show Quake-Hit Lesvos Village Still in Ruins a Year Later

The village of Vrisa on Lesvos island was destroyed by an earthquake exactly one year ago, but is still in ruins with more than...

Drones Detect Plastic Waste in Greek Seas

University of the Aegean kgiyvbk researchers conducted a successful experiment detecting plastic waste in the sea of Lesvos with the use of drones. The Marine Remote...

Dozens of Refugees, Migrants Found Off Lesvos Coast

Greek media are reporting that dozens of undocumented migrants and refugees were found in the Aegean Sea on Monday in two operations. An EU Frontex...

Lesvos Tensions Rise as Hundreds Decamp Across Island

More tension on the Aegean island of Lesvos is being reported after hundreds of asylum seekers were redistributed amid the deteriorating situation in the...

Tension in Lesvos Migrant Camp Continues

Friday's fights at Moria migrant camp on Lesvos between Kurds and Arab asylum seekers that left six people injured, generated tension that continued through...

Six Injured after Migrant Fights in Lesvos Refugee Camp (video)

Six people were injured after violent fights between migrants at the Moria registration center on Lesvos on Friday afternoon, according to Lesvosnews.gr. The cause of...

We Must Reduce Migrant, Refugee Pressures, Says Greek Minister

The numbers of people in migrant reception camps must be decreased, Greek Migration Policy Minister Dimitris Vitsas said on Monday, referring to the northern...

Greek Court Acquits Foreign NGO Staff of People Smuggling

A criminal court on the Greek island of Lesvos has acquitted five foreign NGO workers who faced charges of trying to bring migrants into the...

A Total 350 Undocumented Migrants Arrive on Lesvos and Chios on Sunday

Three hundred and fifty undocumented migrants landed on the islands of Lesvos and Chios on Sunday, only days after Lesvos residents protested against the...

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