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Greek Coast Guard Rescues 1,417 Migrants in 3 Days

Greek Coast Guard has rescued 1,417 migrants in 59 search and rescue operations near several Greek islands in the eastern Aegean Sea, authorities said on Monday. Tens of thousands of refugees and illegal migrants have arrived on Greek islands from...

No More Migrant Suffering in Athens Park

  Greek Minister of State for Coordinating Government Operations Alekos Flambouraris convened an emergency meeting of ministers and other officials on Saturday to discuss the worrisome refugee influx that hat has left a great number of people stranded in areas, such as...

Iranian Man Member Of ISIS Arrested in Mytilene

A 51-year-old Iranian immigrant was arrested and detained by Mytilene's police forces accused of helping illegal aliens to exit the country using fake IDs. During his interrogation, the defendant allegedly admitted his involvement in the Islamist terrorist organization ISIS. As a result, a special...

8,735 Illegal Immigrants on Greek Island of Lesvos This Year

The number of illegal immigrants in the Greek island of Lesvos coming from the northern sea borders between Greece and Turkey was increased by 550% during the March-April 2015 period compared to the same period last year. According to official data from the...

Alarming Number of Migrants Flood Greece

New waves of refugees and illegal migrants are flooding Greece on a daily basis. The data released by the North Aegean Prefecture are alarming. Prefect Christianna Kalogirou said that in the last 57 days, Greece has received 75% of the total...

Half a Million Immigrants Standing By at Greek Borders

About 500,000 immigrants mostly from Syria are waiting in Turkey to enter Greece, according to information by the Greek secret services. At a time when the citizen protection ministry decided to reduce by 30 percent the border guard forces in Xanthi,...

Migrant Detention Center Evacuation Continues With Mixed Results

The operation to evacuate and shut down the Amygdaleza migrant detention center in Greece continues with very little success. The vulnerable groups that should have been removed first are still in while the migrants who have been released are finding shelter...

Turmoil Over Alleged Changes in Illegal Immigration Policies

Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis reacted strongly to a police document that circulated on Tuesday regarding "new policy on migrant detention procedures." The document states that illegal immigrants arrested in the Greek borders will not be detained but...

Hunger Strike After Death of Immigrant at Greek Detention Camp

The death of Pakistani illegal immigrant Mohamed Asfak sparked the hunger strike of hundreds of detainees at the Amygdaleza detention center on Monday. Asfak had been suffering from respiratory problems for months. However, he was not hospitalized until his condition...

Maltese Patrol Boat Rescues Nine in Greek Waters

An Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron detachment in Greece has rescued nine persons in bad weather off the island of Lesvos, according to timesofmalta.com. "The AFM said that while on routine patrol during the Frontex operation, the crew of the...