Tag: Refugee

Three migrants arrested at Ritsona refugee camp for possession of weapons
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Three migrants arrested at Ritsona refugee camp for possession of weapons

Panos - Jul 16, 2020

Greek police arrested three migrants at the Ritsona refugee camp in Euboea after the three were found to have weapons in their possession. Following a search in…

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474 refugees and illegals immigrants cross into Greece in 24 hours

Panos - Dec 17, 2019

The Greek coast guard rescued a total of 136 illegal migrants and refugees in on day in six different incidents in Alexandroupolis, Samothrace, Chios and Samos. 15…

Refugee flows rise, as Greek islands come under immense pressure
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Refugee flows rise, as Greek islands come under immense pressure

makis - Sep 17, 2019

A total of 454 refugees and illegal migrants arrived in the past two days, according to information from the North Aegean Police Directorate General. Of these, 228…

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Times: Greece expels Isis recruiters from refugee camp

Panos - Oct 05, 2018

According to British site thetimes.co.uk, Greece is taking urgent action to tackle Islamist extremists who have infiltrated a large refugee camp on Lesbos and are alleged to…

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Times: Greece expels Isis recruiters from refugee camp

makis - Oct 04, 2018

According to British site thetimes.co.uk, Greece is taking urgent action to tackle Islamist extremists who have infiltrated a large refugee camp on Lesbos and are alleged to…

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New York Times: A Greek Refugee Camp’s Epidemic of Misery

Panos - Oct 04, 2018

An article in the New York Times presents the miserable conditions refugees are living under at the Moria hotspot on the Greek island of Lesvos. From the…

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Spiegel: Situation in Greek island refugee hotspots reaching a breaking point

makis - Sep 11, 2018

The situation in the refugee reception centres in the Greek islands is steadily deteriorating, Spiegel Online warns in the article titled “Aegean Sea refugees camps are on…

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The 28 agree in the creation of controlled refugee reception centers

Panos - Jun 29, 2018

The establishment of controlled reception centers for migrants in the Member States on a voluntary basis is one of the key measures taken by the leaders of…

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The Stories of Asylum Seekers Trapped in Greece

Panos - Mar 19, 2018

Deadly, abysmal, dire, fear-inducing, insecure, cold, violent, humiliating, unfair… I’ve used these words often over the past two years to describe the situation for thousands of asylum-seeking…

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Over 5 million migrants entered Europe in past 7 years

Panos - Feb 06, 2018

The latest figures of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) reveal that in the period from 2011 to 2017, 5,136,383 migrants have entered Europe. According to EASO:…

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Refugee and immigrant flow from Turkey rises

makis - Aug 21, 2017

There has been a notable rise in the flow of illegal immigrants and refugees into Greece over the past three days. A total of 633 landed on…

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135 more refugee arrive in Greece in 48 hours

makis - May 31, 2017

The flow of refugees and illegal migrants into Greece is continuing, as 135 more arrived in the northern Aegean Greek islands over the past 2 days. Lesvos…

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Guardian: For every $100 sent to Greece for refugee crisis $70 lost

makis - Mar 09, 2017

In a long article titled “Where did the money go? How Greece fumbled the refugee crisis”, British news-site theguardian.com raises examines the issue of large sums of…

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EU, UNICEF launch joint program for refugee kids

makis - Jan 25, 2017

UNICEF and the European Union have launched a joint project to support more than 6000 refugee and migrant children, including unaccompanied minors, across Greece. The initiative, which…

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School divided over classes for refugee children

makis - Jan 23, 2017

The prospect of refugee children attending classes at a primary school in Larissa, central Greece, as part of a nationwide government initiative, has divided teachers and parents.…

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UNHCR concerned over refugee conditions on Greek islands

Sokratis - Jan 07, 2017

The United Nations refugee agency is urging Greek authorities to quickly move asylum-seekers to the mainland from overcrowded facilities on Greek islands, saying conditions remain bad and…

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Refugee crisis deals blow to island tourism

makis - Dec 28, 2016

Tourism on the eastern Aegean islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos was dealt a devastating blow by the migrant crisis, with the main impact in the form…

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Refugee response in Greece: A flawed system

makis - Dec 09, 2016

Conditions in Greek refugee camps have been widely criticized but, given the funding being received by the United Nations and nongovernmental organizations as well as the Greek…

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Tension and demonstrations at refugee hotspots on Chios and Samos

makis - Nov 10, 2016

The refugees at the hotspots on Chios and Samos demonstrated and rioted over the huge delays in the examination of their applications for asylum. As a result…

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Mouzalas: “Refugee tents to be replaced with huts by 15 December”

makis - Nov 03, 2016

The Alternate Minister of Migration Policy Yannis Mouzalas announced that the tents at the refugee hospitality center at Schisto will be replaced by huts by the 15th…