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Migrants crossing to Greece fall, still high – EU agency
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Migrants crossing to Greece fall, still high – EU agency

Panos - Feb 22, 2018

The number of migrants crossing into Greece has decreased by 80% compared to last year, but levels still remain high, said Fabrice Leggeri head of the European…

Only 16% of asylum seekers in Greece to be sent to Turkey, despite EU deal
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Only 16% of asylum seekers in Greece to be sent to Turkey, despite EU deal

Panos - Feb 12, 2018

Only “16% of asylum seekers” who have arrived in Greece are likely to be sent to Turkey despite a controversial EU deal, the former head of Greece’s…

Over 12,000 refugees and illegal migrants landed in Lesvos in 2017!
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Over 12,000 refugees and illegal migrants landed in Lesvos in 2017!

makis - Jan 31, 2018

A total of 12,726 immigrants and refugees landed on the Greek island of Lesvos in 2017. Of these, 40% were men, 24% women, while 36% were children…

A total of 1,061 refugees-illegal immigrants reach north Aegean Greek isles in January
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A total of 1,061 refugees-illegal immigrants reach north Aegean Greek isles in January

makis - Jan 24, 2018

Flows of refugees and illegal immigrants have dropped due to the bad weather over the past fortnight. Despite this, a total of 1,061 refugees and illegal immigrants…

Greece: Urgent Need to Move Asylum Seekers from Islands
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Greece: Urgent Need to Move Asylum Seekers from Islands

Panos - Dec 21, 2017

More than 13,500 asylum seekers remain trapped on the Greek islands in deplorable conditions as winter begins on December 21, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Greece,…

Greece to speed up migrant transfer after Turkey deal
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Greece to speed up migrant transfer after Turkey deal

Panos - Dec 13, 2017

Greece will speed up the relocation of thousands of migrants from its overcrowded islands to the mainland before the onset of winter after reaching a deal with…

NGOs launch roadmap for handover of refugee response to Greek Government
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NGOs launch roadmap for handover of refugee response to Greek Government

Panos - Dec 13, 2017

More than 2,000 unaccompanied children are on the waiting list for safe shelters in Greece, according to a new report by 12 organizations, including the International Rescue…

Greece: Move Asylum Seekers to Safety Before Winter Hits
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Greece: Move Asylum Seekers to Safety Before Winter Hits

Panos - Dec 01, 2017

The Greek government, with the support of European Union leaders, should act now before the onset of winter to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 12 human rights and…

Up to 1.599 illegal immigrants & refugees arrived on the Aegean islands in November so far!
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Up to 1.599 illegal immigrants & refugees arrived on the Aegean islands in November so far!

makis - Nov 14, 2017

Μigrant and refugee flows to Lesvos and other islands in the northeastern Aegean remained high in November, based on the latest figures released on Tuesday. A total…

Anger rises in Lesbos over crowded refugee camps
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Anger rises in Lesbos over crowded refugee camps

Panos - Nov 09, 2017

Refugees and migrants line up for food at the Moria refugee camp in 2015. About 6,000 people are currently held there. A surge in refugee arrivals has…

1,800 Refugee Children in Greece Need Proper Shelter & Care
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1,800 Refugee Children in Greece Need Proper Shelter & Care

Panos - Oct 31, 2017

UNICEF Warns 1,800 Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Greece Need Proper Shelter, Care 30 October 2017 – Two-thirds of the nearly 3,000 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children currently…

Arrivals surge on Greek islands despite EU-Turkey deal
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Arrivals surge on Greek islands despite EU-Turkey deal

Panos - Oct 19, 2017

With Turkey being one of the items on the agenda of the EU summit starting on Thursday (19 October), AFP is reporting that migrants are still coming…

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…