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Conditions on Lesvos “explosive”, as refugees approach 6,000
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Conditions on Lesvos “explosive”, as refugees approach 6,000

makis - Sep 12, 2017

The living conditions on the island of Lesvos for the refugees and migrants are rapidly deteriorating, as the number of people arriving are rising. According to the…

Riots at Lesvos refugee hotspot underway
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Riots at Lesvos refugee hotspot underway

makis - Jul 10, 2017

Riots have broken out at the Moria refugee reception facility on the island of Lesvos. According to reports, the rebellion started when a group of immigrants moved…

3.7 tremor off the coast of Lesvos
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3.7 tremor off the coast of Lesvos

Panos - Jun 26, 2017

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Greek island of Lesvos, Monday morning at 8.54am. The tremor was located south of the island and…

4.8 earthquake hits off Lesvos coast
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4.8 earthquake hits off Lesvos coast

Panos - Jun 22, 2017

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded southeast off the coast of the island of Lesvos, according to the National Geodynamic Institute on Thursday morning. The tremor had…

Island of Lesvos moved 4.4cm away from Chios after 6.3 earthquake
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Island of Lesvos moved 4.4cm away from Chios after 6.3 earthquake

Panos - Jun 21, 2017

The island of Lesvos has drifted 4.4 cm away from the island of Chios as a result of the powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake on June 12, scientists…

Lesvos earthquake: Victim bed ridden during tremor (video)
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Lesvos earthquake: Victim bed ridden during tremor (video)

makis - Jun 13, 2017

Eleni, 43, the unfortunate woman who was crushed under the rubble of her house in the village of Vrisa after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the…

Lesvos rocked by early morning tremor
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Lesvos rocked by early morning tremor

makis - Feb 23, 2017

The eastern Aegean island of Lesvos was jolted early on Thursday morning by an earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale. According to the Athens Geodynamic Institute,…

Second strong quake, measuring 5.3 Richter, hits Lesvos
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Second strong quake, measuring 5.3 Richter, hits Lesvos

makis - Feb 06, 2017

A second strong quake, measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale, shook Lesvos at 1 p.m. on Monday just a few hours after a 5.1-magnitude tremor hit the…

Second man dies at Lesvos migrant camp
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Second man dies at Lesvos migrant camp

Sokratis - Jan 28, 2017

A 46-year-old Syrian man was found dead in his tent in the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos on Saturday morning. He was the second person to die…

Lesvos mayor grants prize money to two fishermen who saved hundreds at sea
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Lesvos mayor grants prize money to two fishermen who saved hundreds at sea

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Authorities on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos have announced that the money from the 2016 Olof Palme prize awarded to its mayor and his counterpart in…

Lesvos groups to lobby against more migrant camps
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Lesvos groups to lobby against more migrant camps

makis - Dec 21, 2016

Professional groups on Lesvos have decided to come together to lobby for the island – where most refugees arriving from Turkish shores make landfall – not to…

Lesvos: 12 Syrian and Afghan refugees enroll in school
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Lesvos: 12 Syrian and Afghan refugees enroll in school

makis - Nov 10, 2016

Twelve children refugees from Syria and Afghanistan have enrolled in the 8th primary school of Mytilene on Lesvos. According to the Ethnos newspaper, the 12 refugee children…

Pakistani boy gang-raped in Greek migrant camp, police says
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Pakistani boy gang-raped in Greek migrant camp, police says

Panos - Sep 28, 2016

Four Pakistani minors have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 16-year-old Pakistani boy in a Greek migrant camp, police said Wednesday. "The four minors, aged 16 to…

Fire ravages 60% of hot spot facilities at Moria
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Fire ravages 60% of hot spot facilities at Moria

makis - Sep 20, 2016

Rumors circulating regarding imminent mass deportations to Turkey appear to have fueled clashes between refugees and the police at the Moria hot spot on Lesvos. About 300…

Police arrest Iraqi for sale of fake IDs on Lesvos
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Police arrest Iraqi for sale of fake IDs on Lesvos

Panos - Sep 12, 2016

A 35-year old Iraqi man was arrested by Greek police on the island of Lesvos for allegedly possessing four fake Italian IDs. The Mytilene police detained the…

Lesvos visitors at a record low this August
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Lesvos visitors at a record low this August

Panos - Sep 06, 2016

Mytilini airport data showed on Monday that last month was the worst August on record for Lesvos tourism. The island that has been flooded with refugees and…

Arrivals rise as Lesvos officials monitor activists
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Arrivals rise as Lesvos officials monitor activists

Panos - Aug 09, 2016

There was a notable rise Monday in the number of refugees reaching the Greek islands over the previous 24 hours, as local officials on the island of…

Coast Guard succesfully concludes search for refugees off Lesvos
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Coast Guard succesfully concludes search for refugees off Lesvos

makis - Aug 04, 2016

A search and rescue operation was launched on Thursday morning about two miles off the coast of Lesvos, after their boat appears to have turned over, has…

Over 700 refugees arrive on Lesvos after failed coup in Turkey
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Over 700 refugees arrive on Lesvos after failed coup in Turkey

makis - Jul 25, 2016

The Coast Guard rescued a total of 345 refugees attempting to cross over from Turkey to the islands of Lesvos, Kos and Samos over the weekend. Since…

Coast Guard: About 100 migrants and refugees arrive on Lesvos
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Coast Guard: About 100 migrants and refugees arrive on Lesvos

makis - Jul 22, 2016

Two boats carrying about 100 migrants and refugees arrived from Turkey on the island of Lesvos on Friday. In the past 10 days about 430 migrants and…