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No Firm Commitment on Decongesting Islands at PM's Meeting With Island Mayors on Refugee Crisis

Emerging from a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, the mayors of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros said they received no firm commitments about decongesting islands with hotspots of refugees and migrants. The prime minister had confirmed...

Greek Police Officer Injured During Clash Between Refugees

A Greek police officer had to be transferred to the local hospital to treat his injuries, when refugees at the Chios hotspot started clashing and throwing stones at each other. The refugees complained about the quality of food in the camp....

All Islands to have Fully Developed Asylum Services by End June, Says Refugee Service Spox

All the islands will have fully developed asylum services to handle migration flows by the end of June, the Greek spokesman for the government's refugee policy coordinating body George Kyritsis said on Wednesday. This will help decongest the islands...

Over 6,000 Migrants Try to Escape from Lesvos (video)

More than 6,000 migrants who entered the island of Lesvos illegally are trapped and tried to find ways to escape while waiting for their asylum applications to be processed. Under the Turkey-European Union agreement effective as of March 20, those...

Greek Police in Lesvos Start Examining Asylum Applications

Greek authorities started examining asylum applications at Moria’s hotspot on the island of Lesvos, adding that almost all refugees and migrants who arrived on the island after March 20 have submitted applications, police said. Speaking to public broadcaster ERT, Brigadier...

Doctors of the World Leave Chios Hotspot After Refugee Fight

Two refugees were stabbed and three more suffered serious injuries after a violent fight broke out on Thursday night at the Chios refugee registration center, forcing the Doctors of the World to leave the island. This was the third serious...

Over 5,300 Refugees Identified on the Northern Aegean Islands

A large number of identified migrants and refugees are on the islands of the northern Aegean waiting to depart for Piraeus. The number of refugees on Lesvos reaches 3,307 while refugees identified at Moria hotspot in the last 24...

6,000 Refugees and Migrants to Depart from North Aegean Islands

  According to police authorities, about 6000 identified refugees and migrants are in total on the islands of the North Aegean, whereas the refugee and migrant flows have decreased due to the strong southern winds that blow in the area. More...

Alt. Migration Minister: 70,000 Migrants and Refugees Will Be Stuck in Greece in March

Alternate Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas estimated that "about 50,000 to 70,000 refugees and migrants will be trapped in Greece in the next month," while in an interview with Greek TV's Mega channel. Mouzalas said that the government has submitted an...

More Than 20,000 Refugees and Migrants Hemmed in Greece

According to ANA-MPA, the situation in Idomeni is still out of control as at least 5,500 refugees and migrants are trapped at the borders waiting to cross in the neutral zone of the FΥRΟΜ. In addition, 437 more refugees...