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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…