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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…

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,…