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Cypriots Watch Helplessly as Turkey Colonizes Occupied Varosha

Hundreds of Cypriots, mostly refugees who fled the advancing Turkish Army in 1974, gathered on Thursday near Varosha, the once-cosmopolitan beach resort of Famagusta, to protest Erdogan's decision to open up the ghost town despite UN resolutions. The demonstration took...

Human Rights Groups Call on Greece to Investigate Migrant Pushbacks

Twenty-nine human rights and humanitarian aid organizations called on the Greek Parliament on Tuesday to establish an inquiry into all allegations of unlawful returns of migrants to Turkey by law enforcement officers and other authorities. In an open letter, the...

Non-Profits Join Forces to Create New Shelters for Minor Refugees in Athens

Two non-profit organizations announced earlier in the week that they have joined efforts to provide more safe and enabling environments for vulnerable unaccompanied minor refugees in Greece. The HOME Project and Movement On The Ground have partnered to open three...

Greek Armenians Hold Rally in Athens: "We are Like Brothers and Sisters"

By Sean Mathews A large demonstration was held in Athens’ Syntagma Square on Wednesday by members of the Greek Armenian community in a show of solidarity with Armenia. The country is currently fighting the fourth day of an escalating war...

Fire Breaks Out at Refugee Camp on Greek Island of Samos

The second fire in one week broke out in the refugee camp on Samos on Sunday evening. Reportedly, three containers were burned in the area that houses unaccompanied minors. Authorities believe that the fires were intentionally set. According to the Greek...

Lesvos: 9,000 Refugees and Migrants Moved to New Camp

After a series of fires destroyed the Moria camp on Lesvos Island, home to over 12,000 migrants and refugees, the Greek government built a new emergency camp near Kara Tepe, where 9,000 refugees are now housed. The thousands of migrants...

Over 2,000 Migrants Demand to Leave Lesvos as New Tents Arrive; US Pledges Support

According to reports in Greek media, over 2,000 migrants are gathering along the main road leading toward the now burned migrant camp of Moria on Friday. They are demanding to leave the island of Lesvos, chanting "Freedom, Freedom" to police...

Illegal EU Border Crossings Down in August, Drop in East Mediterranean Arrivals

According to data from Frontex the European Union's border protection agency, the number of illegal border crossings into Europe were down 30% in the month of August. In the first eight months of 2020, the number of illegal entries into...

Groups Call on Greece to Ensure Safety of Refugees After Devastating Fire

Moria, once home to over 12,000 refugees, was completely destroyed by fires  early Wednesday morning. Only meant to house around 2,800 migrants, Moria is notorious for its overcrowded, and some argue unsafe, conditions. Shocking scenes of migrants, including unaccompanied minors,...