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Greece: No School for Many Asylum-Seeking Kids
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Greece: No School for Many Asylum-Seeking Kids

Panos - Sep 18, 2017

Greece’s Education Ministry should move quickly to implement positive new plans for the education of asylum-seeking children on the Aegean islands and make schools accessible to all…

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

Panos - Sep 13, 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…

European Court to Issue Refugee Reception Quotas Decision This Week
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European Court to Issue Refugee Reception Quotas Decision This Week

Panos - Sep 05, 2017

The EU Court of Justice will decide on the dispute started by Hungary and Slovakia, which oppose the legitimacy of the quotas plan for the reception of…

Greece Migrant Facilities ‘Are at Breaking Point’: Will Refuse Illegals Returned from Germany
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Greece Migrant Facilities ‘Are at Breaking Point’: Will Refuse Illegals Returned from Germany

Panos - Aug 30, 2017

The Greek government has said it will not accept Germany returning migrants who have crossed its borders, insisting Greece is already overwhelmed. The Greek official spoke on…

EU states begin returning refugees to Greece as German reunions slow
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EU states begin returning refugees to Greece as German reunions slow

Panos - Aug 25, 2017

European countries are poised to begin the process of returning refugees to Greece, as migrants seeking reunification with their family members – mostly in Germany – step…

Afghan Migrants in Greece Protest for Better Treatment
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Afghan Migrants in Greece Protest for Better Treatment

Panos - Aug 23, 2017

Dozens of Afghan migrants and supporting activist groups marched in Athens on Tuesday demanding better treatment, and a stop to deportation back to Turkey of those who…

Northern Aegean: 602 refugees & illegal immigrants in 24 hours in just three islands!
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Northern Aegean: 602 refugees & illegal immigrants in 24 hours in just three islands!

makis - Aug 22, 2017

New arrivals of immigrants in Lesvos. At around 7am, 198 refugees and illegal immigrants in five plastic boats entered the Greek territorial waters and proceeded to the…

Nearly 1,500 refugees passed into Greece in August
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Nearly 1,500 refugees passed into Greece in August

makis - Aug 18, 2017

The number of refugees and illegal migrants that have landed in the Greek islands of the northern Aegean Sea have reached 1,421 since the start of the…

Bulgarian Defense Minister Calls on NATO to Prevent Immigration to Greece
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Bulgarian Defense Minister Calls on NATO to Prevent Immigration to Greece

Panos - Aug 18, 2017

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov wants to protect the European Union’s external borders with arms, he said in an interview published Thursday. Karakachanov told German newspaper Die…

FAZ: 11K asylum seekers left Greece in first half of 2017; Athens promises to take back ‘small number’ of migrants from Germany
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FAZ: 11K asylum seekers left Greece in first half of 2017; Athens promises to take back ‘small number’ of migrants from Germany

Panos - Aug 09, 2017

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) on Tuesday reported that roughly 11,000 asylum seekers have abandoned Greece in the first half of 2017 for their home countries, with the…

Germany is sending migrants back to under-pressure Greece
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Germany is sending migrants back to under-pressure Greece

Panos - Aug 08, 2017

Germany is set to restart the process of sending migrants back to Greece despite a backlog at registration centres. A 2011 ruling by Germany's constitutional court prevented…

Greece: Huge Rise in Detention of Migrant Children
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Greece: Huge Rise in Detention of Migrant Children

Panos - Aug 02, 2017

The number of unaccompanied migrant children held in unsuitable police cells and detention centers in Greece has increased alarmingly, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter…

Google searches predicted the wave of refugees to Greece!
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Google searches predicted the wave of refugees to Greece!

Panos - Jul 31, 2017

The continuing gush of refugees from troubled areas around the world has been catching governments around the world by surprise. In 2014, US immigration authorities were overcome…

Greece: Lone Migrant Children Left Unprotected
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Greece: Lone Migrant Children Left Unprotected

Panos - Jul 20, 2017

Unaccompanied migrant children on the Greek island of Lesbos are being incorrectly identified as adults and housed with unrelated adults, leaving them vulnerable to abuse and unable…

Eurasia: Aegean Island Refugees Fear Greek Government Aid Takeover
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Eurasia: Aegean Island Refugees Fear Greek Government Aid Takeover

Panos - Jul 17, 2017

An already overstretched and poorly functioning reception system for asylum seekers stranded on the Greek islands is at risk as many of the NGOs providing health, legal,…

Europe’s migrant crisis threatens to overwhelm Italy, even as flows to Greece dry up
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Europe’s migrant crisis threatens to overwhelm Italy, even as flows to Greece dry up

Panos - Jul 05, 2017

Europe’s unrelenting migrant crisis is threatening to overwhelm Italy, even as the tide of flimsy boats washing up on Greece’s shores has slowed to a trickle. More…

120 illegal immigrants detected off Souda Bay in Crete
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120 illegal immigrants detected off Souda Bay in Crete

Panos - Jun 29, 2017

Greek coast guard are on alert after a boat carrying 120 illegal immigrants was detected off Souda bay in Crete. According to the reports, the 120 immigrants…

Refugees and rats living side by side! Shocking images in Chios
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Refugees and rats living side by side! Shocking images in Chios

makis - Jun 07, 2017

Sewage ends up between tents and pours into the sea, while just a few centimetres away dozens of rats come out of the sewer moving among migrant…

164 refugees land on Greek islands in one day
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164 refugees land on Greek islands in one day

makis - May 23, 2017

The refugee flows to Greece are continuing at a steady pace as the weather warms up. 164 refugees and illegal migrants landed on the Greek islands of…

105 refugees and migrants rescued early Friday
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105 refugees and migrants rescued early Friday

ilias1 - May 06, 2017

105 refugees were rescued in two different incidents after 7 am on Friday. A Romanian vessel of Frontex located and rescued 45 refugees and migrants in the…