Undocumented Migrants on Gavdos, South of Crete, Total 140 [Video]



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The number of undocumented migrants located on Thursday on various parts of the small island of Gavdos, south of Crete, Greece , is 140, according to police from Chania on the nearby island of Crete.
According to sources, the migrants arrived on a large fishing boat in the area of Tripiti, just off the southern coast of the island, from where they managed to reach the shore by themselves.

Those located are being led to the main village on the island, Kastri, a process that is proving difficult as the distance is quite long and the migrants are exhausted. They are expected to be housed in various venues until it is decided how they will be transferred elsewhere. Three of them were transferred to hospitals in Sfakia on Crete; one of them is a pregnant woman.

The migrants, among who are women, children and elderly, will spend the night at the local primary school and are currently being examined by the islands’ nurse. Local residents have mobilized to secure food and water for the people.

A Greek Coast Guard boat which reached the area this morning searched the sea area where the fishing boat was located but didn’t find any migrants. Another vessel is transferring doctors, medical equipment and police officers from Sfakia in Crete to Gavdos, but because of the strong winds authorities cannot send a larger boat with supplies.

Gavdos Mayor Evangelia Kallinikou spoke with Alternate Minister for Migration Policy Tasia Christodoulopoulou, who pledged she will send a helicopter with supplies and tents.

In the meantime, the Coast Guard is continuing the search operation to locate more people.
(source: ana-mpa)


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  1. Italy’s coastguard and navy have rescued nearly 6,000 illegal 3rd world immigrants just this weekend. Google: “Italy rescues nearly 6,000 migrants in a single weekend”
    It can no longer be denied that Europe is facing a relentless unarmed invasion of countless millions of 3rd worlders. This is outright colonisation of Europe by the 3rd world, the indigenous White people of Europe are being transformed into minorities in their own ancient ancestral homelands! When Native Europeans protest about this 3rd world invasion, this ceaseless tsunami of 3rd worlders that is submerging European civilization, they are accused by Zionists and Marxists of being White racists, and neo-nazis in what is a racist attempt to silence them and prevent them from voicing their sadness at being demographically replaced by this illegal flood of 3rd world foreigners! If European governments deployed their navies to turn back boats carrying illegal immigrants and escort them back to the North African and Middle Eastern ports from whence they came, and made it clear that anyone entering Europe illegaly would be deported the very next day following their arrest the illegal immigration problem would be solved. Any North African or Middle Eastern nation that refused to take back illegal immigrants who departed from one of their ports should be subjected to a total trade and travel ban by the entire EU. European nations such as Greece that have land borders with non-European nations like Turkey, should as Golden Dawn suggested lay deep minefields along their borders with clear danger MINEFIELD DO NOT ENTER signs. Any illegal 3rd worlder that ignored these signs and chose to enter the minefield would be liable for their own death or injury if they stepped on a landmine. Any 3rd worlder from war torn Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, etc who enters Turkey, and then tries to enter Greece via Turkey can not legitimately claim refugee status, as there is no war going on in Turkey. They are simply economic migrants.