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Number of Migrants, Refugees Trapped on Greek Islands Reaches New High

A total of 17,771 migrants and refugees are in reception and registration centers as well as other structures on the five Greek islands that...

We Must Reduce Migrant, Refugee Pressures, Says Greek Minister

The numbers of people in migrant reception camps must be decreased, Greek Migration Policy Minister Dimitris Vitsas said on Monday, referring to the northern...

More than 30 Migrants Rescued Off Greek Island of Samos

Greece's coast guard on Monday rescued a boat carrying more than 30 migrants off the coast of the island of Samos in the eastern...

When Stephen Hawking Called Samos ‘Paradise on Earth’ (video)

"This is heaven on earth", the recently departed Stephen Hawking exclaimed when he gazed at the beauty of the Aegean sea, sun and sand...

Migration Flows to Northern Aegean Islands Low in February

A total of 173 migrants and refugees arrived on the northern Aegean islands in the first nine days of February. There were 143 arrivals...

UN Warns of Sexual Violence in Overcrowded Greek Refugee Camps

Refugees and migrants in Greek camps suffer widespread sexual violence and harassment while the living conditions are sub-standard, the UN said on Friday. According to...

UN: Most Refugee Arrivals Are Women, Children

Over half of the refugees coming to the Greek islands of Lesvos and Samos in December were women and children, the UN has said. In...

North Aegean Islands on Strike to Protest VAT Hike, Migrant Overflow

The islands of Chios, Samos and Kos on Wednesday followed Lesvos in a general strike in order to protest the value added tax (VAT) hike...

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...

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...

Greek Paradise Right Next to Samos Island and Waiting to be Explored (video)

A stone’s throw away from the Greek island of Samos lies a small islet called Kasonisi; the small rocky place which is separated from...

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