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Turks fleeing Erdogan fuel new influx of refugees to Greece
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Turks fleeing Erdogan fuel new influx of refugees to Greece

makis - Dec 03, 2018

In the dead of night, Yunuz Cagar and his wife Cansu gave their baby some herbal tea to help her sleep, donned backpacks and followed smugglers on…

Children face sexual abuse at Greek refugee camp
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Children face sexual abuse at Greek refugee camp

Panos - Oct 15, 2018

hen the sun disappears each day at Greece’s largest refugee camp, so too do the women and children who live there. Taking refuge in their tents and…

Majority of Greeks (69%) are in favour receiving refugees, Pew study shows
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Majority of Greeks (69%) are in favour receiving refugees, Pew study shows

Panos - Sep 20, 2018

Although 92% of Greeks are critical of the European Union’s handling of the refugee crisis, about 7 out of 10 (69%) are in favour of receiving refugees,…

NGO members on Lesvos suspected of facilitating illegal entry of 3rd country nationals, collusion with migrant smugglers
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NGO members on Lesvos suspected of facilitating illegal entry of 3rd country nationals, collusion with migrant smugglers

Panos - Aug 29, 2018

Police authorities on the island of Lesvos (Mytilene), which has borne the brunt of a migrant/refugee crisis in the eastern Aegean since 2015, have reportedly targeted 30…

Refugee flows on the rise as weather improves
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Refugee flows on the rise as weather improves

Panos - May 07, 2018

Local authorities and residents on the eastern Aegean islands of Greece are concerned as migrant flows have started to rise again as summer approaches. From May 1st,…

Violence on Lesvos between Third World asylum seekers, local residents; police clear square
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Violence on Lesvos between Third World asylum seekers, local residents; police clear square

Panos - Apr 23, 2018

Riot police in the early morning hours of Monday cleared the central square of Mytilene, the capital of the large eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, of third…

EU fear refugee “influx” after Greek high Court ruling allowing them free movement
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EU fear refugee “influx” after Greek high Court ruling allowing them free movement

Panos - Apr 20, 2018

The ruling by the Greek Council of State (Cos) to allow free and unrestricted movement of refugees and immigrants arriving in the country from April 17 onwards…

Greece to receive extra €180 million in migrant aid
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Greece to receive extra €180 million in migrant aid

Panos - Apr 04, 2018

Greece is set to receive an extra €180 million (AU$288.3 million) in migrant aid from the European Commission for aid projects. Announced on Monday, the funds will…

EU sources: Aid to Greece for refugee/migrant crisis up to 1.5 bln€ up to 2018
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EU sources: Aid to Greece for refugee/migrant crisis up to 1.5 bln€ up to 2018

Panos - Mar 26, 2018

The European Union has so far allocated roughly 1.5 billion euros towards managing irregular migrant and refugee flows targeting Greece from neighboring Turkey and other third countries,…

Three Spanish firefighters accused of trafficking people in Lesbos
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Three Spanish firefighters accused of trafficking people in Lesbos

Panos - Mar 07, 2018

Manuel Blanco, Julio Latorre, and Enrique Rodriguez, three firefighters from Seville, Spain, who have helped out in multiple refugee rescue missions on the Greek island of Lesbos,…

Greece: 13,000 Still Trapped on Islands
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Greece: 13,000 Still Trapped on Islands

Panos - Mar 06, 2018

Thousands of asylum seekers are trapped on the Aegean islands in deplorable conditions and without access to adequate protection and basic services, nine human rights and humanitarian…

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…