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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...

UN Agency Says 10,000 Refugees Left Greece Voluntarily From June 2016

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN migration agency, is reporting that more than 10,000 migrants left voluntarily from Greece between June 2016 and April this year. Among the returnees, almost 8,380 were men and 2,125 were women. The...

Migrants Day: More than 2,500 Refugee and Migrant Children Attend Greek Schools

As the UN marks International Migrants Day, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has released data according to which more than 2,500 refugees and migrant children attend Greek schools in the framework of the EU-funded educational program. At first it...

IOM has Provided Health Services to 1,200 Refugees in Greece in Two Months

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and partner Médecins du Monde (MdM) announced today that together they have rapidly provided primary health care services to over 1,200 migrants and refugees on the Greek mainland. The services were provided via mobile...

About 14,000 Migrants Return Home from Greece in 2017

Some 14,000 migrants returned to their home countries from Greece since the beginning of 2017, abandoning hopes of legal passage and asylum in wealthier parts of Europe. According to Greek police figures released on Thursday, in September alone, 1,598 people...

Mouzalas Opens Two New Refugee Camps in Serres and Drama

Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas inaugurated two new refugee camps in Serres and Drama describing them as "decent camps for dignified people." The camps will be operated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) under the supervision and coordination of...

Nearly 700 Refugees-Migrants Arrive in Greece 2017; Deaths Rise at Sea

A total of 691 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea during the first 15 days of 2017, according to figures released by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday. Those arriving in Europe by sea during...

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...

IOM: Nearly 3,000 Dead Crossing Mediterranean This Year

The International Organization for Migration reports nearly 3,000 refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe have died so far this year. Most of these deaths have occurred along the dangerous route from North Africa to Italy. This is...

Mediterranean Migrant Death Toll Hits Record Levels

There is fear that 320 migrants and refugees have drowned off the Greek island of Crete last week alone in the deadliest toll on record. The International Organization for Migration reported the deadly incident on Tuesday. The migrants who survived...