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Afghan Refugee in Greece Awarded Scholarship to Study in US

Arezu, a young Afghan refugee living on the island of Lesvos, Greece, was awarded a scholarship to study in Boston recently. The 12-year-old girl fled Afghanistan with her family when she was just seven years old. Her mother, Mariam, was...

Biden Vows He “Won’t Repeat Mistakes in Afghanistan”

US President Joe Biden addressed the political situation in Afghanistan on Friday as the country faces increasing problems in finding destinations which will take in the thousands of Afghans at the Kabul airport who are attempting to flee the...

Greece, Turkey Forge Common Front on Refugees from Afghanistan

Greece and Turkey apparently agreed on Friday to cooperate to prevent a possible mass influx of refugees from Afghanistan into their countries. Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed via telphone the developing situation in Afghanistan...

Repercussions for Greece After Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan

As the world watches foreign nationals and Afghans evacuated from Kabul following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the repercussions for Greece are twofold. The Greek government hopes to circumvent a mass migration of Afghan refugees as well as preserve...

Greece, Europe Brace for Afghan Refugee Influx

Greece and Europe are preparing for an influx of Afghan refugees as more are expected to flee the country following Afghanistan's takeover by the Taliban. Thousands of Afghans rushed to the capital's Hamid Karzai International Airport in hope of fleeing,...

Amanda Palmer's Heartbreaking Song and Video Inspired by Lesvos Refugees

American songwriter Amanda Palmer has just released a heartbreaking video for her upcoming, harrowing single "In Harm's Way" inspired by the death of young Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi in Turkey, and conceived while she was working for a Dutch...

Eleven-year-old Afghan Boy to Carry Greek Flag in "OXI Day" Parade

Amir; an 11-year-old refugee boy from Afghanistan, will carry the Greek flag during the annual school parade to commemorate the October 28, 1940 anniversary of Greece’s refusal to ally with the Italian Axis powers in World War II, known...

Scores of Human Rights Organizations Condemn Europe’s Stance Towards Refugees

Human rights organizations from Greece, FYROM, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and other countries have issued a joint public statement with which they condemn European governments that “violate, national, European, and international law by shutting their doors to people in need...

FYROM Seals Off Its Borders to Afghan Migrants

The government of FYROM has sealed off its southern borders to Greece to Afghan migrants, allowing only Iraqis and Syrians to get through. FYROM government officials said they were forced to take this decision because of similar restrictions by their...

Pavlopoulos Urges Europe to Take Action to End War in Syria from Lesvos

The war in the Middle East and Syria must stop, otherwise the "nightmare" of the refugee crisis will continue, President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said during a visit to the Aegean island of Lesvos. Speaking at Skala Sykamnias,...