Tag: Refugee

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Minister sees refugee crisis easing by week’s end

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

The situation in the sprawling camp of Idomeni in northern Greece and at Piraeus port will be eased by the end of the week with the creation…

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Greece to declare a state of emergency

ilias1 - Feb 29, 2016

The Greek government has acknowledged that it considers declaring a state of emergency to deal with the refugee crisis and that it has already submitted to the…

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Demonstrations in Diavata over the development of a refugee center

makis - Feb 10, 2016

A group of local residents in Diavata have demonstrated against the conversion of a disused military facility into a refugee camp and appear determined to prevent further…

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ND leader’s initiatives on refugee issue

makis - Jan 29, 2016

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) spokesman Giorgos Koumoutsakos told reporters on Friday ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis will undertake a series of actions aiming to support the country’s…

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Number of refugee arrivals in Lesvos in spring could exceed 2015 numbers

makis - Jan 11, 2016

The number of refugees and migrants that authorities on Lesvos will have to manage this spring are likely to be so high that those recorded in 2015…

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Turkish coast guard rescues 57 stranded on tiny island

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

The Turkish coast guard has rescued 57 people who were stranded on a tiny island in the Aegean Sea after attempting to reach Greece. The state-run Anadolu…