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Lesvos Island Calls Strike Against EU Refugee Policies

Authorities on the island of Lesvos have called a strike and are urging residents to take part in anti-government protests, to press for a...

IOM Report: Over 1,500 Refugees Reached the Greek Islands in November

Μigrant and refugee flows to Lesvos and other Greek islands in the northeastern Aegean remained high in November, based on the latest figures released...

Bodies of Three Children Found at a Lesvos Beach

Greek authorities are trying to solve the puzzle over the gruesome find of three bodies of young children discovered in Lesvos over the last...

Lesvos and Chios Municipalities Turn Against Deputy Migration Minister

The Lesvos municipal council demands that Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas fulfills his commitments; while the Chios municipality prepares to proceed with legal actions...

Migrant Inflow to Greece on the Rise

In the past 24 hours, Chios saw 252 migrants arriving, a Frontex ship rescued 49 migrants off Lesvos, while the Hellenic Coast Guard rescued 15...

Mayors of Aegean Islands Send SOS over Migrant Influx

The mayors of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros on Thursday briefed a parliamentary committee on the dire situation they face after excessive migrant...

Greek Migration Minister: 4,000 Migrants Arrived in One Month

There is a significant increase in migratory inflow with 4,000 asylum seekers arriving in one month, said Greece's Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas on...

Lesvos Registers Record Number of Migrant Arrivals in October

A record number of refugees and migrants arrived on Lesvos island in October this year; according to official data released on Wednesday. A total of...

Amanda Palmer’s Heartbreaking Song and Video Inspired by Lesvos Refugees

American songwriter Amanda Palmer has just released a heartbreaking video for her upcoming, harrowing single "In Harm's Way" inspired by the death of young...

Syrian Family Reunites in Lesvos After Father Was Captured by ISIS

Human interest stories coming out of refugee camps in the Greek islands are abundant, but one in particular, involving a Syrian family of three,...

Group of Afghanis in Lesvos Start Hunger Strike Demanding Asylum

A group of Afghani nationals in Lesvos started a hunger strike on Friday, requesting that the Greek government grants them asylum in the country,...

Lesvos Church Stirs Controversy Over Use of Australian Funds Intended for Earthquake Victims

A decision by the metropolitan church of Mytilini (Lesvos) to use 150,000 Australian dollars donated as earthquake aid by Greek-Australians, to repair churches, has...

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