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Greece's Migrant Crisis: European Commission Announces Additional €37.5 million in Emergency Funding

On Wednesday it was announced by the European Commission that an additional 37.5 million euros will be given to Greece as emergency aid to help with the migrant crisis gripping the country. The additional funding will be broken down into...

The Young Musician who Died Trying to Cross the Aegean

When 22-year-old Baris Yagzi’s family heard of a vessel carrying migrants sinking in the Aegean on April 23, they worried that he was on that boat and that he had died while following his dreams. Baris, a Kurdish violinist had...

European Commission: Stricter Border Controls in Schengen Zone to Be Lifted by November

On Tuesday, the European Commission called for stricter border controls in the Schengen area to be lifted by November so that the passport-free zone can be restored to normal. The controls, originally introduced by Austria, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and...

Migrants Sent Back to Turkey According to EU Migration Deal

Seventeen migrants and refugees were readmitted to Turkey on Wednesday and Thursday according to the EU-Turkey agreement. Seven Syrian nationals left from Mytilene airport for Adana on Wednesday, while 10 people left from Mytilene port on Thursday with destination the...

10,956 Refugees Have Submitted Asylum Requests From Camps on Northern Aegean Islands

Police said that as of Thursday 10,956 people that have applied for asylum remain stranded on the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos as their requests have been not examined yet. A total of 20 migrants and refugees arrived on Wednesday on...

Hypothermia Kills Migrant in Northern Greece as Refugee Camps Brace for More Cold Weather

On Tuesday an Afghan man's body was found in a field near the Greek border town of Didymoteicho in northern Greece. The man was a migrant traveling with a group across the Evros River when he succumbed to the elements...

Coast Guard Rescues 86 Migrants on Wednesday Near Chios

The Greek Coast Guard rescued 86 migrants and refugees in two incidents off the coasts of Chios on Wednesday. No arrivals were recorded on Samos and Lesvos. According to police, on Wednesday 11,096 migrants and refugees that have applied for...

Turkish Coast Guard Intercepts Migrant Vessels On Route to Greece, Arrests Smugglers

On Monday the online Turkish news source trt.net.tr reported that the Turkish coast guard had intercepted two vessels that were carrying some 260 migrants headed for Greece. There were 112 refugees, including 57 children onboard a vessel disembarking from the...

Syrian Chef Serves Up Traditional Food at Ritsona Migrant Camp's 'Cafe Rits' (Photos)

A 41-year-old Syrian refugee named Talal Rankoussi was a chef at Bawabet Al Dimashq - Damascus Gate in his country before being forced to flee the dangerous war zone and risk his life crossing the Mediterranean in an attempt...

Aid Agencies: 2016 Sets New Record of More Than 5,000 Migrants Drowned in Mediterranean

Aid agencies reported that a record of over 5,000 migrants have drowned at sea this year while trying to reach Europe. This number is an "alarming increase" from 2015 when the Mediterranean became the grave yard for 3,800 migrants, the...