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

EU, UNICEF launch joint program for refugee kids
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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…

School divided over classes for refugee children
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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.…

UNHCR concerned over refugee conditions on Greek islands
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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…

Refugee crisis deals blow to island tourism
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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…

Refugee response in Greece: A flawed system
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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…

Tension and demonstrations at refugee hotspots on Chios and Samos
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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…

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

Oreokastro: Major tension at refugee center over fatal collision
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Oreokastro: Major tension at refugee center over fatal collision

makis - Oct 17, 2016

A woman and one child were tragically killed outside the refugee center in Oreokastro after being struck by a passing car, causing major tension in the area…

Chios: Parents association calls “referendum” for refugee children
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Chios: Parents association calls “referendum” for refugee children

makis - Oct 12, 2016

The parents and guardians association of the 7th elementary school on Chios has decided to call a 'referendum', asking parents to decide whether to accept refugee children…

Lucky few leave Greece under refugee relocation plan
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Lucky few leave Greece under refugee relocation plan

makis - Sep 28, 2016

The bus winding its way through the pre-dawn darkness of Athens’s empty streets marks the end of months of danger, hardship and uncertainty. After surviving war, smugglers…

Tsipras: “The refugee crisis is a collective affair”
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Tsipras: “The refugee crisis is a collective affair”

makis - Sep 21, 2016

The refugee crisis is a global challenge that the world will either manage collectively, coherently and based on international law, or it will either fail, underlined Greeke…

Refugee families desiring repatriation to be accomodated at Amygdaleza
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Refugee families desiring repatriation to be accomodated at Amygdaleza

makis - Sep 20, 2016

The site in Amygdaleza that was formerly used as a refugee detention facility has been converted to accommodate families of refugees that wish to be repatriated via…

Investigation into Coast Guard officer assault against refugee
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Investigation into Coast Guard officer assault against refugee

Panos - Aug 29, 2016

The Minister of Shipping Theodoros Dritsas and the Chief of the Coast Guard Stamatis Raptis have ordered an investigation, after a video surfaced which shows a Coast…

Greek officials fear rise in refugee arrivals after coup attempt in Turkey
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Greek officials fear rise in refugee arrivals after coup attempt in Turkey

makis - Jul 18, 2016

Following the recent dramatic developments in Turkey, Greek authorities are on alert as they fear a possible increase in refugee arrivals. According to Coast Guard officials, the…

Violence breaks out at refugee hospitality center on Samos
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Violence breaks out at refugee hospitality center on Samos

makis - Jun 03, 2016

Huge fights broke out at the refugee hospitality center at Vathy on the island of Samos on Thursday evening. Similar fights also broke out on Lesvos on…

Idomeni refugee camp evacuation operation continues
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Idomeni refugee camp evacuation operation continues

makis - May 26, 2016

The evacuation of the informal refugee camp at the northern Greek town of Idomeni continued on Wednesday, with about 1,000 people being transferred via bus to hospitality…

A refugee who was hit by a police car,died of his injuries
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A refugee who was hit by a police car,died of his injuries

Sokratis - Apr 23, 2016

A Syrian refugee, who was hit by a police car at Idomeni camp on the Greece-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) border sparking riots, died of his…

Authorities target misinformation at refugee camp
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Authorities target misinformation at refugee camp

makis - Mar 28, 2016

The Greek government said Monday it plans to clamp down on the dissemination of false information to migrants and refugees stranded at the tent city near Idomeni…

EU-Turkey deal to return refugees from Greece comes into force
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EU-Turkey deal to return refugees from Greece comes into force

ilias1 - Mar 20, 2016

The deal between the EU and Turkey on returning migrants who cross the Aegean sea to Greece has come into effect. Any refugees arriving in Greece can…