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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
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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,…

Europe’s migrant crisis threatens to overwhelm Italy, even as flows to Greece dry up
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Europe’s migrant crisis threatens to overwhelm Italy, even as flows to Greece dry up

Panos - Jul 05, 2017

Europe’s unrelenting migrant crisis is threatening to overwhelm Italy, even as the tide of flimsy boats washing up on Greece’s shores has slowed to a trickle. More…

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120 illegal immigrants detected off Souda Bay in Crete

Panos - Jun 29, 2017

Greek coast guard are on alert after a boat carrying 120 illegal immigrants was detected off Souda bay in Crete. According to the reports, the 120 immigrants…

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…