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Migrant Hides in Suitcase to Leave Lesvos

A 41-year-old Syrian woman was arrested on Thursday for hiding her undocumented 23-year-old son in a suitcase in order to leave Lesvos island for Athens. Specifically, the Syrian refugee, who holds an international protection card and has the right to...

New Incident Between Greek and Turkish Coast Guards off Imia Island

A new incident between a boat of the Hellenic Coast Guard and another boat of the Turkish Coast guard was reported today by Ihlas Haber Ajansi news agency. According to reports, the two vessels exchanged communication, both sides requesting the...

Forty-One Migrants Land on Mykonos [video]

Forty-one migrants landed on a Mykonos coast on Friday afternoon, with the coast guard men transferring them to the island's new port shortly afterwards. According to mykonosdaily.gr website, the Mykonos municipality has set up a coordinating operation in order to provide...

Greece Speedboat-Tourist Vessel Collision: Four Dead, Including Child, in Crash off Aegina

A collision between a speedboat and a tourist vessel off Aegina on Tuesday afternoon left four people dead, including a five-year-old child. Another five injured, two seriously, were rushed to a hospital in Athens. Search efforts are on to find...

Sixty-Eight Migrants Found on Kythera Coast

Sixty-eight migrants were found on Saturday on a rocky shore of one of the Dragonares islets, south of the Diakofti port of Kythera island, according to the Hellenic Coast Guard. An empty 15-meter long barge was found sunken near the Dragonares...

Last Migrants Leave Piraeus Port for Proper Facilities

The remaining migrants who had camped out at Piraeus Port left on Wednesday, after camping there for several months. According to the Hellenic Coast Guard, since early in the morning, more than 400 migrants departed from Piraeus Port to destinations...

Greek Coast Guard Rescues 61 Migrants Off Kos Island

Hellenic Coast Guard officers rescued 61 migrants off the island of Kos on Tuesday and arrested two suspected traffickers. A boat carrying migrants was seen sinking close to the island shore early Tuesday morning, and authorities were notified. A coast...

Greek, Egyptian Coast Guards Rescue 340 Migrants Off Crete, 9 Dead

At least nine dead and 340 rescued migrants is the latest count of a joint rescue operation between the Greek and Egyptian coast guards after a boat sank 70 nautical miles south of Crete, with initial reports talking about...

More Than 2,000 Refugees Land on Lesbos in One Day

A total of 2,090 refugees were rescued and brought to Lesbos island in the past 24 hours alone, according to the Hellenic Coast Guard. Authorities say that in the past three days more than 6,000 refugees and migrants were registered...

Afghan Couple Arrive in Chios Carrying Dead Child

A tragic incident occurred at 8:30 am at the Agia Ermioni area of Chios when an Afghan couple came out of a boat crying, carrying their dead 4-year-old child. According to the Chios Port Authority, the cause of death of...