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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…

As islands struggle, EU seeks more committees
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As islands struggle, EU seeks more committees

Panos - Apr 12, 2017

As pressure remains high on the Aegean islands – with thousands of migrants continuing to arrive and few leaving – European officials are urging the Greek government…

Over 10,000 refugees relocated, IOM says
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Over 10,000 refugees relocated, IOM says

makis - Mar 17, 2017

More than 10,000 asylum seekers from Syria, Iraq and Eritrea have been relocated from Greece to other European Union states since the launch of the bloc’s relocation…

UN tourism head praises Athens on refugees
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UN tourism head praises Athens on refugees

makis - Mar 02, 2017

The head of the United Nations tourism body praised Greece on Thursday for its reception of more than 1 million refugees at the peak of the migration…

Islanders resist new migrant centers, governors assume duties
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Islanders resist new migrant centers, governors assume duties

Panos - Feb 21, 2017

Government plans to create pre-departure detention centers for migrants ineligible for refugee status have run into opposition from locals on Chios and other eastern Aegean islands, Kathimerini…

Around 10,000 refugee children to attend school this month
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Around 10,000 refugee children to attend school this month

Panos - Feb 02, 2017

Some 10,000 refugee and migrant children up to the age of 15 will be attending Greek schools by mid-February, according to the Education Ministry, which is also…

4 refugees dead in hotspots in one week due to poor living conditions
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4 refugees dead in hotspots in one week due to poor living conditions

Panos - Jan 31, 2017

A total of four refugees have died in hotspots in the eastern islands of the Aegean Sea over the past week due to lack of proper infrastructures…

Mouzalas: “The refugees must remain on the islands”
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Mouzalas: “The refugees must remain on the islands”

makis - Nov 21, 2016

The Minister of Migration Policy Yannis Mouzalas argued that refugees entering Greece must remain on the islands, as part of the EU-Turkey agreement. According to Mr. Mouzalas,…

Overcrowded islands on the brink of uncontrollable strife
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Overcrowded islands on the brink of uncontrollable strife

Panos - Nov 16, 2016

The islands of the eastern Aegean with populations of refugees and migrants who have arrived since March are at risk of increased conflict, according to local observers…

Refugees struggling with mental health
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Refugees struggling with mental health

Sokratis - Nov 12, 2016

Refugees and migrants stranded in camps across Greece suffer from increased instances of mental illness, according to a report, Greece in 2016: Vulnerable People Left Behind, published…

Over 12,000 refugees stranded on the Aegean islands
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Over 12,000 refugees stranded on the Aegean islands

makis - Nov 07, 2016

More than 12,000 refugees are currently stranded on islands in the Aegean Sea, a record high number following the EU-Turkey agreement. As of Monday morning there are…

Migrants in five Aegean hot spots rise above 15,000 mark
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Migrants in five Aegean hot spots rise above 15,000 mark

Panos - Nov 07, 2016

The number of migrants on the five islands of the eastern Aegean with so-called "hot spots" to accommodate arrivals from neighboring Turkey rose above 15,000 over the…

Refugee boy in life threatening condition after fire breaks out at Oreokastro hotspot
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Refugee boy in life threatening condition after fire breaks out at Oreokastro hotspot

Panos - Nov 02, 2016

Three refugees have been injured after a fire broke out at the Oreokastro refugee centre in Thessaloniki. A 42-year-old man and his two children, an 8-year-old boy…

PM to chair crisis meeting after unrest at migrant centers
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PM to chair crisis meeting after unrest at migrant centers

Panos - Oct 27, 2016

Tensions bubbled to the surface at a reception center on Chios on Wednesday when migrants angrily protested against the slow processing of asylum applications, damaging the offices…

Samos: Hot spot at ‘busting point’ with 2,126 asylum seekers
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Samos: Hot spot at ‘busting point’ with 2,126 asylum seekers

Panos - Oct 25, 2016

Conditions at the hot spot on the island of Samos are becoming increasingly tough as there are currently 2,126 migrants and refugees accommodated there, when the facility…

Moria camp damaged in riots as rumors fly
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Moria camp damaged in riots as rumors fly

Panos - Oct 25, 2016

Migrants on Monday attacked the premises of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) inside the Moria hot spot on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, completely destroying…

Migrants set fire in riot at Lesvos reception center
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Migrants set fire in riot at Lesvos reception center

Panos - Oct 24, 2016

Hundreds of migrants were involved in an uprising on Monday at the Moria reception center on Lesvos where protesters set fires to express frustration at their continued…

Annual Euromed Summit scheduled for 24-25 October in Greece
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Annual Euromed Summit scheduled for 24-25 October in Greece

Panos - Oct 21, 2016

The Euromed Summit 2016 of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions is scheduled to take place on the 24th and 25th of October at the Mare…