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Greece Builds Walls of Concrete Around Refugee Camps
Greece has been erecting concrete walls at several refugee camps across the country, a move decried by human rights groups.
Migrants Returning Home from Greece Start Businesses
The UN Migration Agency announced that more than 2,000 migrants who returned home voluntarily from Greece have successfully implemented personalized reintegration plans in their countries of origin over the last 15 months. The 2,084 beneficiaries who returned home voluntarily from Greece...
As Migrant Arrivals Increase with Warmer Weather Authorities Plan to Crack Down on Rejected Asylum Seekers
With the weather warming up, the influx of migrants to the Aegean islands in Greece is picking up as well and the country's migration minister, Yiannis Mouzalas is expected to issue a circular in the coming days. Sources have reported...
Aid Agencies: 2016 Sets New Record of More Than 5,000 Migrants Drowned in Mediterranean
Aid agencies reported that a record of over 5,000 migrants have drowned at sea this year while trying to reach Europe. This number is an "alarming increase" from 2015 when the Mediterranean became the grave yard for 3,800 migrants, the...
IOM: Migrant Arrivals in Europe Decreasing but Death Toll Rising
The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe has fallen sharply this year but migration to the continent has grown more deadly, according to new data released Tuesday by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). From January 1 through...
More than 20,000 Immigrants Have Returned to Their Countries From Greece
More than 20,000 immigrants that were living in Greece have returned to their countries, said the Head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Office in Greece, Daniel Esdras. According to Mr. Esdras, 2013 was the first year when the...