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Chios residents tense over rumors of new refugee camp
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Chios residents tense over rumors of new refugee camp

Sokratis - Jan 28, 2017

Speculation that authorities are planning to construct an additional migrant reception center to ease congestion at the existing hot spot on the eastern Aegean island of Chios…

Man jailed for abusing son in Chios migrant camp
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Man jailed for abusing son in Chios migrant camp

makis - Dec 16, 2016

A court on Chios has sentenced a 32-year-old Syrian migrant to a total of five years in prison, without parole, for physically abusing his 3-year-old son last…

Government out to appease locals over migrants
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Government out to appease locals over migrants

chris1 - Nov 27, 2016

With patience running thin among local communities and migrants at overcrowded camps across the eastern Aegean, government officials said that the best solution would be to speed…

Chios camp violence of ‘serious concern,’ says UNHCR
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Chios camp violence of ‘serious concern,’ says UNHCR

makis - Nov 18, 2016

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday issued a statement expressing “serious concern” over recent violence at the Souda migrant reception center on the Aegean…

Unrest returns to migrant facility on Chios
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Unrest returns to migrant facility on Chios

Sokratis - Nov 05, 2016

A fresh bout of unrest broke out at one of the reception centers for migrants on the Aegean island of Chios on Friday after heavy rain led…

Chios: Refugees and migrants block entrances to VIAL hot spot
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Chios: Refugees and migrants block entrances to VIAL hot spot

makis - Oct 20, 2016

Dozens of refugees and migrants blocked off the two entrances to the VIAL hot spot on Chios on Thursday morning, in demonstration of the major delays in…

Chios refugee center burned in riot
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Chios refugee center burned in riot

chris1 - Oct 09, 2016

Authorities on the eastern Aegean island of Chios were working on Saturday to repair the damage wreaked to a refugee reception center after frustrated youths set fire…

Hundreds of protesters march in Chios against government’s migration policies
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Hundreds of protesters march in Chios against government’s migration policies

Panos - Sep 29, 2016

Hundreds of Chiots marched in the center of Chios on Wednesday evening to protest the government’s migration policy and demand the closure of hotspots on the island.…

Chios may be left without air link to Europe in 2017
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Chios may be left without air link to Europe in 2017

Sokratis - Sep 24, 2016

The looming risk for Chios is being left without air links to other European countries in 2017. This is due to the negative image created in foreign…

Chios: Violent clashes at the refugee camp in Souda
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Chios: Violent clashes at the refugee camp in Souda

makis - Sep 23, 2016

Algerian and Syrian refugees clashed in the camp at Souda on Chios leaving four injured late on Thursday evening, with the police having the intervene and detain…

Fire on Chios under control – Fire Brigade remains on full alert
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Fire on Chios under control – Fire Brigade remains on full alert

Panos - Jul 26, 2016

The major fire that broke out on the islands of Chios early on Monday morning appears to be under control, with the Fire Brigade having managed to…

Major fire breaks out on Chios – Three settlements evacuated
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Major fire breaks out on Chios – Three settlements evacuated

Panos - Jul 25, 2016

The strong winds are making it difficult for the Fire Brigade to tackle a major fire that broke out in the early hours on Monday morning in…

Tension at Chios hotspot over asylum application delays
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Tension at Chios hotspot over asylum application delays

makis - Jul 19, 2016

There is major tension at the VIAL hotspot on Chiors, where a group of about 100 refugees from African countries have occupied the road leading to the…

Chios: 50 Syrian and Iraqi refugees continue hunger strike
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Chios: 50 Syrian and Iraqi refugees continue hunger strike

makis - May 23, 2016

A total of 50 refugees from Syria and Iraq, who are currently at the municipal camp at Souda on Chios, are carrying on with their hunger strike.…

Chios police chief steps down
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Chios police chief steps down

Panos - May 19, 2016

Andreas Damiris on Thursday stepped down as Chios police chief citing personal reasons. Reports suggested his resignation was tied to the ongoing refugee and migrant crisis. Dimitris…

Refugees, migrants break out from Chios detention camp in protest
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Refugees, migrants break out from Chios detention camp in protest

makis - Apr 01, 2016

Hundreds of migrants and refugees on the Greek island of Chios tore down part of the razor wire fence surrounding their holding centre on Friday and began…

One firefighter injured in blaze on small islet near Chios
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One firefighter injured in blaze on small islet near Chios

chris1 - Dec 27, 2015

One fireman was injured when a large blaze broke out on a tiny islet near the island of Chios in the eastern Aegean on Sunday, after a…

PM Tsipras visits Chios and Leros
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PM Tsipras visits Chios and Leros

Panos - Dec 16, 2015

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is visiting the refugees reception centres (hotspots) on Chios and Leros islands on Wednesday. Tsipras will be accompanied by Alternate Minister for Migration…

First refugee and migrant hotspot opens on the island of Chios
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First refugee and migrant hotspot opens on the island of Chios

ilias1 - Nov 05, 2015

The first migrant and refugee hotspot - a reception centre for identifying and registering migrants - opened on the Aegean island of Chios on Thursday, in the…