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UN Exhibition on Migration Comes to Athens October 26

A photographic exhibition titled "Light on the Move" will be presented at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens between October 26-31. The exhibition is being organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nation's migration body. Photographs...

EU Relocation Program: 3,493 People Relocated from Greece

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) presented data for the EU resettlement program for this week that showed that 82 asylum seekers, including 11 unaccompanied children, had left Greece for Finland. IOM said that 42 of these people, mostly...

Will Greece Allow Itself to Be Converted Into a Concentration Camp for Migrants and Refugees?

Consistent with expert assessments that massive immigration into Europe is unstoppable and that the problem will only get worse in the years ahead, the number of migrants and refugees arriving in Greece in January is over 62,000, according to...

Nearly 4,000 Migrants Died Crossing the Mediterranean in 2015

For migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe, 2015 was the deadliest year on record, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). A total of 3,771 people are estimated to have died while making the perilous...

Nearly 50,000 Migrants and Refugees Reach Greek Islands in 5 Days

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Friday that in the past five days arrivals in Greece have reached unprecedented levels. “Despite deteriorating weather conditions, approximately 48,000 refugees and migrants crossed from Turkey to the Greek islands – or about...

More Than 500 Migrants Found in the Aegean in 48 Hours

Greek Coast Guard is making efforts to collect migrants from various areas of the eastern Aegean sea over the last 48 hours. Senior Coast Guard officers reported that the wave of immigration from Asia Minor has and will continue to...

633 Immigrants Repatriated by Greece in March

Six hundred and thirty three more immigrants returned to their countries of origin, in March, according to the Greek Ministry of Public Order. The police report states that 271 undocumented immigrants were deported, after being found to be living in...

People Return to Homeland Through Greece's Repatriation Programs

The foreigners of various nationalities have returned to their countries of origin in October 2013. Since August 2012,  30,009 foreigners have returned to their homelands in total, through the voluntary repatriation programs of the International Organization for Migration, and...

Xenophobia Rises in Greece

They hoped that they would find in Europe the promised land. But they were confronted with xenophobia, racism and Golden Dawn. The German weekly news magazine, Der Spiegel, published the article, A getaway from xenophobia, on the attacks against...

Illegals Desperate to Return Home, Says IOM

The Greek office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is struggling to handle a barrage of applications from undocumented immigrants who want to be included in its repatriation scheme, with 6,000 requests lodged so far this year --...