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Violent Clashes Erupt in VIAL Migrant Camp on Chios Island

Holy Saturday was marked by violent events on the island of Chios, and more specifically inside and around the VIAL refugee and migrant camp. The clashes began when a 47-year old Iraqi woman was declared dead, after a few days of...

Tens of Unaccompanied Minor Refugees Leave Greece to Begin New Lives in Germany

A total of fifty unaccompanied refugee children left Greece on Saturday morning to begin a new, hopefully, brighter life in Germany. Greece's Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the country's migration minister George Koumoutsakos went to the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport of...

US Sends Financial Assistance to Support Coronavirus Measures for Refugees in Greece

The US Department of State announced on Thursday that it will send $500,000 to Greece to assist the country's efforts to safeguard the refugee population from a potential coronavirus outbreak. ''$500,000 in MRA humanitarian assistance will support COVID-19 response efforts...

Greek Army Publishes Video Showing Actions During Evros Border Crisis

The Hellenic (Greek) National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) published a video on Wednesday showing the timeline of the events that led up to the recent border crisis in Evros. The Evros crisis began in late February, when the Turkish leadership...

German MPs Urge EU to Transfer Refugee Children Amid Pandemic Fears

Approximately fifty German Christian Democrat MPs from the ruling CDU party recently urged Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, to transfer the thousands of refugee and migrant children currently in Greek camps to other EU-member states. ''Given...

Refugee Camp in Malakasa Quarantined After Afghan Migrant Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A refugee and migrant camp in Malakasa, Attica was quarantined on Sunday morning according to Greek authorities. The decision was taken after a 53-year old Afghan national, tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The patient was transferred to a hospital in...

MEPs Call for Solidarity, New Measures to Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak in Refugee Camps

  As Europe grapples with the challenges of the coronavirus crisis, concern is also growing over the living conditions of migrants and asylum-seekers living in camps on the Greek islands, particularly among members of the European Parliament (MEPs). On Friday, the European Parliament...

European Court of Justice Slams Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic for Refusing Refugees

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the supreme court of the European Union, ruled that three EU member states have breached their obligations under EU law by refusing to take a number of refugees who are stranded in Greece...

As Migrants and Refugees Make Masks on Lesvos, Fears Grow of Coronavirus in Camps

Migrants and refugees on Greece's island of Lesvos have been trying in the last several days to help the country's fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic by sewing their own face masks. At the same time, however, fears of a...

President Sakellaropoulou: Greece Will Not Show Weakness in the Face of Aggression

Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the new President of the Hellenic Republic, made her first official visit as President to the Greek Ministry of Defense in Athens on Tuesday morning. While there, Sakellaropoulou underlined the important role the Armed Forces play for the...