Italy Shipwreck Death Toll Rises As More Bodies Pulled From Sea
Tragedy struck off the coast of Italy's Calabria region as a wooden sailing boat carrying refugees reportedly crashed into rocks; the death toll has so far reached 62. Rescue efforts recovered the bodies of two more victims from the sea,...
Greece Dismantles International Human Trafficking Ring
Police in Greece announced that it dismantled an international human trafficking ring that illegally transferred foreign nationals to Greece and facilitated their departure to other countries via Athens Airport. Police said that the ring was supplying them with the necessary...
Campaign Against Human Trafficking Launched in Greece
A campaign against human trafficking launched in Greece on November 25th, which the UN has declared as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. International non-governmental organization A21 joined forces with distinguished screenwriter and director Konstantinos Mousoulis...
Greece Targets NGOs Accused of Human Trafficking From Turkey
Four NGOs stand charged with smuggling illegal immigrants from Turkey to Greece in the summer of 2021. The NGOs, both well-known and reputable, allegedly colluded with traffickers working from the Turkish coast. They have also been accused of spying...
Greece Busts Human Trafficking Ring Operating on Rhodes
Two hotel owners allegedly involved in a human trafficking ring that brought migrants from Turkey to Greece were arrested on Friday by police on Rhodes with the assistance of the Protection of the Sea Borders Security Directorate, the police...
170 Migrants Reach Greece in Sailboats, Suspected Smugglers Arrested
170 undocumented migrants reached the shores of the island of Kythera, Greece, on Thursday, amidst a sharp increase in illegal entry.
Human Trafficking: Greece Says Turkey Provides Student Visas to Somalis
Greek officials implored Turkey to try to stop the movement of migrants and refugees from its soil, charging that the individuals who have come over from that nation recently -- particularly from Somalia -- appear to have been part...
Raise Your Voice Festival 2020 Goes Digital
Raise Your Voice Festival 2020, the first digital festival against human trafficking and climate change is set to take place digitally between April 24 and 26 in Greece. The festival is coordinated by 53 civil society organisations from Greece and...
Three Turkish Nationals Suspected of Migrant Trafficking Arrested in Greece
The Greek Coast Guard arrested three Turkish nationals, aged 69, 42 and 37, on Monday after searching a yacht while it was under sail in the sea region of Othoni, northwest of Corfu. The Turkish nationals are accused of illegally...
Europol and Greek Police Dismantle Massive Baby-Selling Network in Thessaloniki
According to an announcement made on Thursday, Greece's national police and the EU's law enforcement agency Europol dismantled a 66-member organized crime group believed to be involved in trafficking human beings, illegal adoption and money laundering on Monday. The network, which...