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Medical Charity Says Greece is Migrant Dumping Ground

On the third anniversary of the signing of the EU-Turkish migrant deal on Monday, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) called on European leaders to take action to end the harmful policy of containment on the Greek island "hotspots’" The medical charity...

Council of Europe Blasts Greece on Lesvos Migrants Camp

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović has released a harsh report about the harsh reality and the lack of social support that most unaccompanied migrant children are experiencing in Greece's so-called migrant hotspots. The Commissioner recorded her...

'Urgent Need' to Move Asylum Seekers from Greek Islands

More than 13,500 asylum seekers remain trapped on the Greek islands in deplorable conditions as winter begins on December 21, 2017, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. Greece, with support from its European Union partners, should urgently transfer thousands of asylum...

Over 1,200 Migrants and Refugees Arrived on the Northern Aegean Islands in October

Over 1,200 migrants and refugees have arrived on the northern Aegean islands in the first 10 days of October. There were 1,005 new arrivals recorded at the hotspots on Lesvos, Chios and Samos, while 44 new arrivals on Lesvos and...

113 Migrants and Refugees Arrive on Chios and Samos in the Last 48h

One Hundred and thirteen migrants and refugees arrived on the northern Aegean islands in the last 48 hours. Fifty of them were recorded on Chios and 63 on Samos while no arrivals were reported on Lesvos. According to police as...

105 Migrants Rescued Early Friday Morning in Aegean Sea

105 refugees were rescued in two different incidents after 7 am on Friday. A Romanian vessel of Frontex located and rescued 45 refugees and migrants in the sea region of Keramia, Chios island. Another 60 refugees and migrants were rescued...

European Commission: Migrant Camps in Greece and Italy Overwhelmed

European Commission auditors say that migrant registration centers in Greece and Italy are overcrowded and urgently require more experts, particularly to help children, says an Associated Press report. The auditors say that two more registration centers are needed to process...

Over Last 24 Hours 205 Migrants Have Arrived on Northern Aegean Islands

A total of 205 migrants and refugees arrived on the islands of the northern Aegean over the last 24 hours compared to 221 in the previous 11 days. Authorities have reported that 46 migrants arrived on Lesvos, 121 on Chios and 38 on Samos. According to...

Human Rights Watch: Greece and Another Year of Suffering at 'Hotspots' for Asylum Seekers

On Wednesday the NPO Human Rights Watch (HRW) made statements criticizing the EU-Turkey deal, blaming it for the entrapment of migrants on the Greek Aegean islands known as "hotspots." "The EU-Turkey deal has trapped thousands of people in abysmal conditions...

Human Rights Watch Reports: Dire Conditions on Aegean Islands for Refugees

Greek authorities, with the support of the European Union, should immediately transfer thousands of asylum seekers confined to appalling conditions on the Aegean islands to appropriate mainland accommodations, Human Rights Watch said today. Heavy snow, rain, and strong winds in...