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Greece Seeks EU Funds to Extend Border Fence at Evros

Greece has reportedly asked the European Commission to use EU funds to extend the fence it has built on Evros at the border with Turkey to prevent illegal migrants from entering the country. Greece has already built a 40 kilometers...

EU Border Agency Chief Resigns Amid Migrant Pushback Claims

EU border agency's chief resigned last week following allegations that the agency was involved in migrant pushbacks from Greece’s borders. The board of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, known as Frontex, said on Friday that it accepted the...

Refugee Student Saidu Kamara Granted Asylum in Greece

A refugee student facing deportation was granted asylum in Greece, the government spokesman announced on Friday. 17-year-old Saidu Kamara from Guinea in West Africa won his appeal against an earlier decision by the Greek immigration services. Kamara’s story inspired the Greek...

Greece Announces Big Drop in Migrant Numbers

On Thursday, Greece announced a massive drop in the number of migrants and asylum seekers in the country, particularly on the Aegean islands. Minister of Migration and Asylum Notis Mitarakis said that the population of migrants on the North Aegean...

Migrant Woman Shot Dead While Crossing Evros River From Turkey

A migrant was killed by gunfire at the Greece-Turkey border while she and several others attempted to cross the Evros river separating the two countries, Greek police said on April 17th. Greek police announced late Saturday that they located a...

Two Turkish Asylum Seekers Reach Greece on a Glider

Two Turkish asylum seekers fell with a glider on a beach near Karystos, Euboea island, in central Greece.

Greece, Europe Welcome Ukraine’s Refugees When they Shun Others

Throughout Europe, including Greece, governments are welcoming millions of refugees from Ukraine when for years they have been erecting barriers to stop refugees from other parts of the world. It is not a surprise that many commentators talk of...

Greece’s Watchdog Finds No Evidence of Migrant Pushbacks

An investigation by Greece’s national transparency watchdog has found no basis for reports of migrant pushbacks by Greek authorities, it was announced on Tuesday. The independent National Transparency Authority (NTA) announced that an in-depth investigation into claims that Hellenic Coast...

The Oldest Greek School in the United States Still Stands

Incredibly, the very first wooden schoolhouse in the United States which is still standing was operated by Greek immigrants.

Nearly Three Million Ukrainian Refugees After Russian Invasion: UN

The number of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the country after the Russian invasion approached three million on Tuesday, the United Nations said. Data from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) suggests about 2.95 million people have left Ukraine thus far. The UNHCR...

Birthday Surprise for 7-Year-Old Ukrainian Refugee in Greece

Staff at a refugee camp near Serres, northern Greece held a birthday surprise for a 7-year-old Ukrainian refugee over the weekend. The Greek Ministry of Migration posted the photo of the young refugee blowing out seven candles on her birthday...

The 11-Year-Old Ukrainian Refugee Who Fled to Slovakia Alone

The amazing story of an 11-year-old Ukrainian refugee who traveled hundreds of miles to Slovakia alone has amazed the world. The boy, whose family were Syrian refugees before arriving in Ukraine ten years ago, has won the hearts of millions...

Nearly 5,000 Ukrainian Refugees Have Fled to Greece Since Start of War

Nearly 5,000 Ukrainian refugees have fled to Greece since Russia invaded the country in late February. According to figures released by the Greek government, 4,649 refugees fleeing war in Ukraine have arrived in Greece as of Monday. Additionally, 869 Ukrainian refugees...

Greece Grants Protection Status to Ukrainian Refugees

Greece will provide one-year protection status along with rights to work and medical care to Ukrainian refugees entering Greece, the Migration & Asylum Ministry announced on Wednesday. This will be issued to Ukrainian nationals within 90 days of their entering...

Bodies of Seven Migrants Wash Up on Lesvos, Greece

Authorities in Lesvos, Greece announced on Tuesday that at least seven migrants have been found dead there, their bodies washed up on a beach. The victims, among them children and women, were migrants who started out from the Turkish coast...