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At Least 11 Dead as Second Migrant Boat Sinks off Greece this Week

At least eleven people were killed as a migrant boat sank off the island of Antikythera on Thursday, the Greek Coast Guard announced. The Coast Guard said 90 people ‒ 52 men, 11 women and 27 children ‒ were rescued...

Human Rights Day: Thousands of Asylum Seekers “Go Hungry” in Greece

Human rights organizations accused Greece on Friday, International Human Rights Day, of leaving at least 10,000 asylum seekers in Greek government-run accommodations to their own devices in procuring enough food to eat. Synelefsi, a group of humanitarian organizations, observers and...

Greece Opens Two More Migrant Camps on Kos, Leros Islands

Greece opened on Saturday two more migrant camps on the islands of Kos and Leros to accommodate migrants and asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean from Turkey. These camps are being referred to as “enclosed” camps due to their increased isolation...

Number of Migrants at Greek Islands Drops by Two-Thirds

Greece announced on Tuesday that the number of migrants and asylum seekers residing at Greek island facilities has dropped by 76 percent compared to October 2020. According to figures released by the Migration & Asylum Ministry, the number of asylum...

Turkey’s Coast Guard Attempts to Push Migrant Dinghy to Greece

Turkey's Coast Guard attempted to escort a dinghy with about 40 migrants on board to Greece's Lesvos island, Greek authorities announced on Tuesday. The incident occurred early in the morning in the sea area east of Lesvos. According to the Hellenic...

EU Calls for Investigation into Alleged Migrant Pushbacks by Greece

The EU executive called on Wednesday for an investigation into alleged migrant pushbacks by Greece, which Athens is flatly denying. The announcement follows reports in the German media outlets Der Spiegel and ARD, according to which some of these operations...

Greece Defends New Samos Migrant Facility Decried as Prison

Greece's PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis defended on Friday the first enclosed migrant facility on Samos Island, which has been decried as "prison" by some humanitarian groups, saying that it is a modern facility for the temporary accommodation of asylum seekers. Visiting...

Border Crisis Heightens for Biden as Thousands Camp Under Bridge

Over 10,000 migrants trying to make their way into the United States are now camped under the Del Rio, Texas bridge separating Mexico and the United States in the latest border crisis, with thousands more apparently on the way...

Greece Completes 40-km Fence at Border with Turkey

Greece completed earlier in the week a 40-km (25 mile) fence on its border with Turkey and a new surveillance system was in place to stop possible asylum seekers from trying to reach Europe following the Taliban's takeover of...

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...