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Almost 800 Migrants Arrive in Greece in Five Days

A total of 778 migrants and refugees arrived on the islands of Lesvos and Chios from Thursday 19 October to Tuesday 24 October. 370 persons...

Unbearable Refugee Conditions in Greece Highlighted in German Press

"Nearly 15,000 refugees and migrants are stuck on the Greek islands, in overcrowded tents and without adequate access to food and water," German newspaper...

Rights Groups Call on Greece to End ‘Abysmal Conditions’ on Islands

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should end the Greek government’s “containment policy” of confining asylum seekers to the Aegean islands, 19 human rights and humanitarian...

NGOs Call for Action to Prevent Refugees Dying from Cold in Lesvos

More than 100 solidarity groups and NGOs are calling for urgent action from the Greek local and national authorities to prevent more refugees from...

Port of Greek Island of Chios Becomes Makeshift Migrant Camp (photos)

Images that were prominent during the height of the migrant crisis in 2016 reappeared on the Greek island of Chios, as hundreds of migrants...

234 Refugees Relocated from Greece to France

A group of 234 refugees were relocated from Greece to France on Wednesday, as part of the EU refugee relocation program, and with the...

Lesvos Mayor: We will Relive Days of 2015 with Refugee Influx

The rapid increase of migrant inflows from Turkey has forced Mayor of Lesvos, Spyros Galinos, to send a plea of help to Parliament President Nikos...

Over 1,200 Migrants and Refugees Arrived on the Northern Aegean Islands in October

Over 1,200 migrants and refugees have arrived on the northern Aegean islands in the first 10 days of October. There were 1,005 new arrivals recorded...

Aegean Islands have Reached Boiling Point Warns Regional Governor

The North Aegean regional governor warned that violence could erupt in the overcrowded hot-spots of Lesvos, Chios and Samos. Speaking on Monday to SKAI radio,...

Greece Mulls Use of Ships to Accommodate Migrants

The Greek government is considering leasing ships to accommodate migrants and asylum seekers, deputy Minister of Immigration Yiannis Balafas said. Speaking on Sunday, Balafas acknowledged...

Large Number of Refugees and Migrants Arrive on Greek islands

A total of 406 migrants and refugees arrived on islands of the northern Aegean between Monday 25 September and Friday morning, bringing the total...

Council of Europe Blasts Greece Over Conditions in Migrant Hot Spots

A report by a Council of Europe committee, has criticized Greece over the conditions prevailing in a number of temporary detention centers for migrants,...

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