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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...

The Incredible Story of A Baby That Survived 4 Days at Sea

The incredible story of baby girl who managed to survive while both her parents drowned last week has shocked and moved all of Greece. The 17-month old girl was aboard a vessel with other undocumented immigrants off the shore of Crete. All passengers fell...

Illegal Immigrant Dead After Boat Sinks Near Tilos

A boat carrying illegal immigrants sank off the coast of the Greek island of Tilos, in the Aegean Sea, due to a fire. So far the Greek Coast Guard was able to recover the body of one dead passenger,...

65 Illegal Immigrants Rescued in Samos and Agathonisi

The Hellenic Coast Guard rescued 65 illegal immigrants off the coast of Samos and Agathonisi islands, something that has become very common in recent months. In the first incident, 31 immigrants were aboard a vessel at the sea area of...

Large Increase of Illegal Immigrants in Greece

The hostilities in the countries of the middle east and particularly in Syria, have largely increased the influx of illegal immigrants in Greece. Seeking a better life in Greece and Europe, immigrants do not hesitate to illegally cross the...

Undocumented Migrant Numbers Have Doubled

Greek border authorities released statistical data from June 2014 that show a dramatic increase in incidents of immigrants trying to enter Greece illegally. The number of undocumented immigrants has more than doubled compared to June 2013 when border authorities had...

Activists Demand New Investigation Into Farmakonisi Deaths

In January 2014, a small boat that was transporting illegal migrants in Greek waters went under during a Greek Coast Guard operation near the Aegean islet of Farmakonisi. During the controversial operation, 11 Afghan immigrants lost their lives. On Thursday,...

Increase of Illegal Immigration Across Greece

Greek Public Order and Citizen Protection Minister Vassilis Kikilias attended an EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers' Council meeting in Milan yesterday, where he addressed the issue of illegal immigration. He stressed that there is the need for a joint...

Shocking Video from Immigrants Detention Centre in Symi

A video posted on YouTube by the Panhellenic Coast Guards Officers' Federation reveals the inhumane conditions in an immigrants detention center in the island of Symi, south-eastern Aegean Sea, Greece. The federation with an official announcement stated that the video...