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Greek Islands See Sixfold Increase in Refugees This Year

Over 42,000 migrants arrived by sea in Greece during the first five months of 2015, with the majority of them being refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia...

Mayor of Greek Island Warns of Critical Conditions After Record Migrant Arrivals in 24...

A record number of 758 irregular migrants and refugees arrived in the last 24 hours on the island of Mytilene, in the northeastern Aegean, the...

‘Kos Not A Party Paradise But A Refugee Shelter’

"Almost 1,200 migrants - some crammed onto overcrowded inflatable dinghies - have been picked up by Greek authorities in the eastern Aegean Sea in the...

Greek Coast Guard Rescue Migrants Stranded at Sea Near Antipaxi

A coast guard patrol boat and a private vessel rescued 38 migrants and refugees adrift at sea near the Ionian island of Antipaxi on...

Greek Migration Policy Minister: Lesvos Must be ‘Emptied’ of Refugees, Migrants

Visiting Mytilene, the main town on the island of Lesvos, Greek Migration Policy Minister Tasia Christodoulopoulou underlined that a way must be found to...

Greeks Cook for Migrants and Refugees in Athens

Members of a solidarity organization called “Koinoniki Kouzina” (Social Kitchen) decided to cook a meal at Omonoia Square in downtown Athens and eat along with...

Greece Gets Emergency Funding to Deal with Refugee Wave

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras welcomed the emergency funding Greece will receive in order to tackle the refugee issue in the Mediterranean. In Thursday's emergency...

Greece Takes Emergency Measures for Flood of Refugees and Migrants

The Greek government has announced a series of emergency measures to deal with the flood of refugees and illegal migrants who land in Greek...

Greece Asks EC for Emergency Funds to Tackle Flood of Refugees

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in continuous communication with the European Commissioner on Immigration issues and with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and...

Alarming Number of Migrants Flood Greece

New waves of refugees and illegal migrants are flooding Greece on a daily basis. The data released by the North Aegean Prefecture are alarming. Prefect Christianna...

Greek Deputy Migration Policy Minister Asks Athens Mayor’s Help to House Migrants, Refugees

Greek Deputy Migration Policy Minister Tasia Christodoulopoulou received Athens mayor Giorgos Kaminis on Friday and asked for the municipality's assistance in providing food and shelter to refugees...

Illegal Migrants and Refugees Camp in Downtown Athens

Omonoia Square and surrounding streets in downtown Athens, Greece, turned into a camp for refugees and illegal migrants as hundreds were transferred in the...

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