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Local Authorities Say Migrants Urgently Need to Be Moved from Aegean Islands

The Aegean Islands have seen an increase of migrants from 10,349 earlier this year to 16,334 this summer. Local authoroities on Lesvos, Chios and Samos are once again calling for the central government to reduce the amount of migrants on...

Greek-Canadian Cameraman Wins Rory Peck Trust Award for Migrant Coverage

Last Wednesday AFPTV freelance news cameraman Will Vassilopoulos was awarded the Rory Peck Trust award for his work on the migrant crisis gripping Greece. Filming from October 2015 to March 2016, Vassilopoulos focused his footage on following migrants on their journey...

Tsipras to Focus on Providing Debt Relief for Greece at European Council Meeting

On Thursday at a the European Council meeting in Brussels, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will focus on the completion of the second program review and progress in providing debt relief for Greece during his meetings with counterparts. EU leaders will...

School Starts for Refugee Children in Greece

The first 1,500 refugee children started school in six camps and 20 schools around Greece on Monday, with 23 welcomed by their classmates at the 67th elementary school of Thessaloniki. The children, from Derveni’s refugee camp, arrived shortly after 15:00,...

Immigration Min Admits Greek Authorities Overburdened by Refugee Crisis

While speaking to Parliament on Friday, Greece's Immigration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas conceded that the government is overwhelmed in its efforts to tackle the refugee crisis. “It is true that we overburdened certain municipalities,” Mouzalas said in reference to northern...

Poll Reveals Canadians Wish to Accept More Refugees

A Mainstreet/Postmedia survey revealed that almost half the Canadian population wishes that more refugees would arrive in their country. Furthermore, they also believe that the Canadian federal government is not helping enough with the people affected by the conflict...