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Professionals on Lesvos Lobby Against More Migrant Camps, Saying Islands Need Regulation of NPOs

Groups of professionals on the Aegean island of Lesvos are set to lobby against more migrant camps being constructed on their island. The island is one of the hotspots for the migrant crisis and its camps are already well...

Greek Migration Min Mouzalas: Government Aiming to Construct Indoor Migrant Centers at Hotspots

Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas made a plea to the residents of the northern Aegean islands to contribute to the construction of reception centers for the migrants and refugees otherwise the agreement between EU and Turkey will be at stake. "We will not...

Police Report Growing Concern as Far-Right Groups Attack Migrant Centers in Hotspots

Officials have announced their growing concern regarding violent attacks on migrants centers throughout the Aegean islands by far-right groups. According to the latest reports from Greek police force (ELAS), there have been at least two assaults against migrant facilities on the...

Doctors of the World: Recalling Belgian Asylum Experts From Greece Makes the Situation 'Worse for Everyone'

Doctors of the World (Medecins du Monde) on Thursday strongly criticized the Belgian government for recalling its asylum experts from Greek islands, saying that Belgian State Secretary for Migration Theo Francken had made a "totally paradoxical" decision. "If there are...

Golden Dawn Holds Rallies Near Refugee Hotspots on Aegean Islands

On Tuesday Ilias Kasidiaris, a senior member of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party conveyed the party's xenophobic rhetoric regarding refugees. The speech took place at a rally on the Greek Aegean island of Chios, where there are currently 2,686...

Erdogan Makes Veiled Threat to Unleash 3 Million Refugees into the EU

While speaking to Al Jazeera, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Europe wouldn't know what to do if the 3 million refugees currently hosted by Turkey started pouring into the EU. He made these statements along with comments...

Aegean 'Hotspots' Hosting Over 15,000 Migrants, Latest Data Reveals

Over this past weekend the numbers of refugees being hosted on the five Greek islands in the Aegean known as "hotspots" rose above 15,000, according to the latest government data. The data shows that the island of Lesvos is currently...

Visegrad on Resettlement of Migrant Children From Greece and Italy: 'Keep the Refugees and We Shall Send you Blankets'

The most vulnerable victims of conflict zones are being shunned by members of the Visigrad Group, Greece's Migration Minister, Yannis Mouzalas says. Refugee children, many of whom arrived in Greece and Italy unaccompanied by adults, are a top priority for the...

Missing Migrants Found Alive by Super Puma Near Samos

Two migrants missing at sea since Thursday morning some six miles north of the Aegean island of Samos were rescued by a Super Puma helicopter in the evening. One of the migrants was well in his health but the other was...

Fire at Oraiokastro Migrant Camp Injures Three Syrian Refugees

A fire broke out from unknown circumstances around 4:45 am on Wednesday morning at the migrant camp in Oraiokastro in northern Greece. Three Syrian refuges, two children and their mother, were injured when their tent caught fire. The eight-year old...