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EU Commission: ‘untenable’ situation in Greek refugee camps

makis - Jan 09, 2017

The European Commission says conditions for refugees on Greek islands and in other camps where they are housed in tents despite severe cold weather, is "untenable." Heavy…

GREECE
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Greek volunteers honored with the UNHCR’s 2016 Nansen Refugee Award

makis - Sep 06, 2016

The UNHCR has awarded Konstantinos Mitragas (on behalf of the Hellenic Rescue Team) and Efi Latsoudi, a volunteer at the refugee accommodation center at the former PIPKA…

GREECE
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Refugee arrivals from Turkish shores continue to increase

makis - Aug 30, 2016

About 400 refugees have arrived on Greek islands from Turkish shores in the past 24 hours, when about as many arrived in total last week. At present…

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Crete in turmoil after Germany’s decision to send 3,000 refugee to island

makis - Aug 15, 2016

The decision by Germany to relocate 3,000 ‘excessive’ refugees to the island of Crete has caused an uproar among the resident of the Greek island. The decision…

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Government concerned over possible escalation of the refugee crisis

makis - Aug 11, 2016

The recent sharp increase of refugee arrivals on the Greek islands in the north Aegean is causing concern among the Greek government, given the recent tension between…

GREECE
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Refugee minors kept in detention facilities due to lack of space

makis - Jul 20, 2016

The President of the National Center for Social Solidarity (EKKA) Periklis Tziaras has expressed his concern over the huge number of unaccompanied refugee children who are being…

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EU eyes spending 700 million euros for refugee crisis

makis - Mar 02, 2016

The European Union's head office wants to swiftly push through a proposal to earmark 700 million euros ($760 million) in humanitarian aid to deal with the refugee…