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Syrian Refugee Who Inspired Netflix’s ‘Swimmers’ on Trial in Greece

The trial of a Syrian refugee and competitive swimmer whose story inspired the Netflix film The Swimmers is set to begin on the island of Lesvos, Greece on Friday. Sarah Mardini, a prominent human rights worker, is one of twenty-four...

Somali Sentenced to Life in Greece for Trafficking Wins Appeal

A Somali migrant sentenced to 142 years in prison in Greece for human trafficking has had his sentence overturned after receiving legal support from EU lawmakers. Mohammed Hanad Abdi received the verdict after his capture off the coast of...

Greece Ready to Extend Turkey Border Fence by 35 Kilometers

Greece is ready to proceed with the gradual expansion of the fence barrier along the entire length of the Evros border with Turkey.

Greece Dismantles International Human Trafficking Ring

Police in Greece announced that it dismantled an international human trafficking ring that illegally transferred foreign nationals to Greece and facilitated their departure to other countries via Athens Airport. Police said that the ring was supplying them with the necessary...

The Greeks of Bogota, Colombia

Bogota, the capital of Colombia and a sprawling mega-city of almost ten million inhabitants, is home to a grand total of approximately 150 Greeks. However, most have become successful entrepreneurs in the food industry, adding a Greek touch to the...

Three Stowaways Rescued From Oil Tanker’s Rudder in Spain

Three stowaways have been found sitting on the rudder of a ship after it completed an 11-day voyage from Nigeria, Spanish authorities say. A photo shared by the coastguard shows the men sitting on the rudder at the oil tanker's...

Greece, Italy, Malta, Cyprus Call on EU to Share Migration Burden

Greece, along with Italy, Cyprus, and Malta, issued a joint statement on Saturday calling on EU member states to share the burden of undocumented migrants arriving on their shores. The four Mediterranean countries say they are bearing the heaviest burden...

20 Dead, Dozens Missing After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Greece

On Wednesday, Greek authorities announced they recovered twenty bodies of migrants off the island of Evia after a boat sank on Tuesday. Dozens are still missing. Twelve migrants have been rescued, the Hellenic (Greek) Coast Guard said. Among them are...

Greece to Raise Turkey’s Treatment of ‘Naked Migrants’ With the UN

Greece announced on Monday that it will bring up the mistreatment of ninety-two migrants found naked at the borders of Turkey on Saturday with the UN and European bodies. Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis accused Turkey of mistreating the group...

92 Naked Migrants Found on Greece – Turkey Border

Ninety two naked migrants were found near the Greece - Turkey border in Evros region, the Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection announced. The photos released have shocked the Greek authorities and "show Turkey’s inhumane treatment of refugees" according to...

Greece Targets NGOs Accused of Human Trafficking From Turkey

Four NGOs stand charged with smuggling illegal immigrants from Turkey to Greece in the summer of 2021. The NGOs, both well-known and reputable, allegedly colluded with traffickers working from the Turkish coast. They have also been accused of spying...

The Greek Hero Who Helped Save 80 People at Kythera Island

Michalis Protopsaltis, a crane operator on the Greek island of Kythera, became an unlikely Greek hero when he helped save the lives of eighty migrants whose boat was crushed on the rocks last week. Undeterred by the darkness and strong...

Death Toll Rises to 22 After Migrant Boats Sink in Greece

At least twenty-two people drowned and many are missing after two migrant boats sank off Greece on the islands of Lesvos and Kythera on Wednesday evening. Rescuers retrieved eighteen bodies overnight off the Aegean island of Lesvos near the Turkish...

At Least 17 Migrants Drown, Scores Missing After Boats Sink Off Greece

At least seventeen migrants died and dozens are missing after two separate boats sank off Greece on Wednesday evening. The Greek Coast Guard announced that seventeen migrants, sixteen women and a fifteen-year-old boy drowned as their boat sank off the...

Greece Releases Video of Migrants Being Attacked by Turkey’s Coast Guard

Greece released a video on Wednesday that apparently shows Turkey's Coast Guard violently pushing a boat full of migrants toward the Greek islands of the Aegean. The video was released by Greek Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis who claims...