Tag: Refugees

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Three refugee children die after boat capsizes: 20 rescued

Panos - Jan 15, 2016

A NGO vessel on Friday collected the bodies of three refugee children off the coast of Agathonissi after their boat capsized and sank. A military outpost on…

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Three ferries with refugees to dock at Piraeus port on Thursday

Panos - Jan 14, 2016

"Blue Star 1" ferry carried 1,036 refugees from Mytilene and 135 refugees from Chios to the Piraeus port on Thursday. Another two ships with around 1,000 refugees…

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“Nisos Rhodos” with 1,238 refugees on board docks at Piraeus port

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

"Nisos Rhodos" with 1,238 refugees on board arrived at Piraeus port on Wednesday. The ferry carried 838 refugees from Mytilene and 400 refugees from Chios. "Blue Star…

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Refugees and migrants to Greece could surpass 2015 numbers

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

The number of refugees and migrants Greek authorities on Lesvos will have to manage this spring are likely to be so high that those recorded in 2015…

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Two more ferries with refugees dock at Piraeus port

Panos - Jan 11, 2016

"Ariadni" ferry carrying 1,104 refugees from Mytilene and 635 refugees from Chios docked at Piraeus port on Monday morning. "Nissos Mykonos" carrying another 505 refugees from Mytilene…

Petition to award Nobel Peace prize to the people of Lesvos
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Petition to award Nobel Peace prize to the people of Lesvos

ilias1 - Jan 09, 2016

An online petition has called for the people of Lesvos and all volunteers to be awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in helping refugees…

Amanatidis: EU recognises Greece’s efforts on the refugees issue
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Amanatidis: EU recognises Greece’s efforts on the refugees issue

Panos - Jan 08, 2016

Greece is dealing successfully with the refugee crisis, Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Amanatidis on Friday said in an interview with Praktorio 104.9 FM. He also expressed optimism…

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“Ariadni” ferry with 395 refugees on board tol arrive at Piraeus port

Panos - Jan 08, 2016

"Ariadni" ferry with 395 refugees on board will arrive at Piraeus port on Friday. Another ferry "Nissos Mykonos" carrying 61 refugees from Mytilene and 24 refugees from…

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Drop in migrants caused by weather, not Turkey’s crackdown

Panos - Jan 07, 2016

Migrant arrivals in Germany dropped significantly last month, but the reason was rough seas, not efforts by Turkey to crack down on illegal departures to Greece, German…

Another 2,600 migrants and refugees arrive in Piraeus port
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Another 2,600 migrants and refugees arrive in Piraeus port

makis - Jan 05, 2016

Another 2,600 migrants and refugees transported from Greek islands in the Aegean arrived in Piraeus port on Tuesday morning. They arrived on the passenger/car ferries "Blue Star…

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Nine drowned refugees wash up on Turkish beach

Panos - Jan 05, 2016

A Turkish news agency says the bodies of nine drowned migrants, including children, have washed up on a beach on Turkey's Aegean coast after their boat capsized…

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Large number of refugees to arrive at Piraeus port on Monday

Panos - Jan 04, 2016

The ferry Ariadne with 1,880 refugees on board is expected to dock at Piraeus port on Monday. The vessel has collected 1,270 persons from Lesvos and 610…

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Two hundred migrants rescued off Greece so far in 2016; 1 dead

Panos - Jan 04, 2016

Greece's coast guard says 217 migrants have been rescued by authorities since the start of the new year in four separate incidents. Migrants, the majority of them…

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei sets up studio on Lesvos to highlight plight of refugees

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has set up a studio on the Greek island of Lesbos to highlight the plight of refugees. The island has been the main…

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As 2016 dawns, refugee, migrant flows look set to continue

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

Bitter cold, biting winds and rough winter seas have done little to stem the seemingly endless flow of desperate people fleeing war or poverty for what they…