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...

Greek Restaurants Open Kitchens to Refugee Chefs

To mark World Refugee Day on Wednesday, local restaurants in Athens have opened their kitchens to refugee chefs to create a unique culinary experience. Through...

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...

Migrant Children Among 6 Dead in Greek Van Crash

Six undocumented migrants, believed to be Iraqis, were killed and more than 10 were injured when the minivan they were travelling in crashed near...

More than 11,000 Migrants Arrived in Greece by Sea in 2018

A total of 11,278 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea in the first five months of 2018 according to data released by...

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...

Police Intervene as Refugees Brawl in Greek Mainland Hotspot

Violence erupted on Tuesday at a refugee camp on the Greek mainland identified earlier this month by a government minister as one of the...

Greek Sunday School for Refugees Seeks New Home

A special Sunday school in Athens which has spent the last 14 years teaching more than 6,000 refugees and migrants Greek, English, computer literacy...

One in Eight Asylum Seekers in Greece are Lone Children

Unaccompanied minors made up 12.4 percent of asylum seekers in Greece in 2017, according to Eurostat figures released this week. Roughly 2,500 unaccompanied under-18s applied...

EU’s Avramopoulos Notes ‘Significant Increase’ in Migrant Arrivals to Greece

"Even if the number of arrivals remains relatively low, arrivals from Turkey have seen a significant increase since March 2018 and arrivals on the...

Greece Approves Bill to Speed Up Asylum Process

The Greek parliament has passed in principle a draft bill on new rules for granting asylum to migrants and refugees, aimed at speeding up...

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