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Greek-Australian Chef Melinda McRostie Finalist for Basque Culinary World Prize for Work on Lesvos

Melinda McRostie is a Greek-Australian and a local Greek taverna owner on the Greek island of Lesvos. As many islanders on Lesvos, she helped the refugees when they first started arriving on the island, long before the international community...

Exact Location for Pre-Departure Migrant Camp on Chios to be Determined by End of May, Amidst Protests by Locals

According to Greek authorities, plans are underway to begin the construction of a pre-departure camp on the island of Chios, despite protests from locals and rising tensions in the Aegean hotspot. The exact site for the camp will be determined...

Report Says Inhumane Conditions Must be Improved at 'Hotspots' in Greece, Italy

According to a new report from the European Court of Auditors, the EU's "hotspots" for irregular migrants in Greece and Italy has assisted in improving the registration process significantly, but more needs to be done since thousands of migrants...

Authorities Discover Contraband During Raid at Souda Migrant Camp on Chios

During a two-hour long raid at the Souda migrant camp, police remanded at least 10 people, sources have reported. Riot police and drug enforcement officers were among the authorities who entered the camp on the Aegean island of Chios at...

Migrants Hosted on Warship in Mytilene Port Transferred to Moria Hotspot

The evacuation of the warship Lesvos, which was docked at the port of Mytilene since January 12 hosting 170 migrants from Africa, started earlier on Saturday. 120 migrants have already been transferred to Moria hotspot while the rest of them...

Refugees on Chios Steal Boat and Attempt Return to Turkey

Two refugees who had applied for asylum in Greece two months ago and are awaiting their pending requests to either be approved or denied, stole a boat and attempted to escape from Chios and return to Turkey. A 32 year-old Syrian and a 28...

Fifty-Four Refugees and Migrants Arrive on Lesvos in Last 24 Hours

Fifty-four migrants and refugees arrived on northern Lesvos in the last 24 hours. No arrivals were reported on the islands of Chios and Samos. According to northern Aegean police, 10,057 people who are seeking asylum in Greece and have not been...

Third Man Dies in Moria Hotspot

A 20-year old Pakistani was found dead early Monday at Moria hotspot on Lesvos. It is the third incident in Moria in the last ten days. On Saturday a 45-year old man from Syria was found dead outside his...

58 Refugees and Migrants Arrived in the Last 3 Days on the Aegean Islands

A total of 58 migrants and refugees arrived on the northern Greek islands in the last three days. 47 persons arrived on Lesvos and 11 on Samos while no arrivals were recorded on Chios. According to police, on Sunday morning...

Rumors of Additional Migrant Camps Being Created on Chios

Tension continues to rise on the Greek Aegean island of Chios, one of the hotspots for the migrant crisis as rumors of a new migrant camp being constructed are circulating. As the overcrowded migrant camps on the islands have been...