Lesbos

Entire Fossilized Tree Discovered Intact on Greece's Lesvos Island

Greece's Museum of Natural History of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos announced recently a major discovery on the beautiful island of the eastern Aegean Sea. The Museum said that they discovered a massive and almost completely intact fossilized tree, which...

Greek Police Suspends 4 Officers for Beating Helpless Refugees on Lesvos

The Greek Police announced on Friday night that they suspended three border guards and one police officer on the island of Lesvos, following the publication of a video, which showed them beating helpless refugees and migrants on the Eastern...

Hundreds of Migrants Housed in New Facility on Greece's Lesvos Island

A total of 800 migrants and refugees who had been left without shelter after the fires that destroyed the Moria camp on Lesvos last week, were resettled at a new facility by Monday evening. The Greek Army built a temporary...

Thousands Flee Fire at Notorious Greek Migrant Camp of Moria

Thousands of migrants fled the overcrowded camp at Moria, on the Greek island of Lesvos, after multiple fires gutted much of the site early on Wednesday. The severely-overcrowded camp, home to more than 12,000 migrants and refugees, was under COVID-19...

Greece's Moria Migrant Camp Quarantined After First Covid Case Detected

Greek health authorities placed the overcrowded migrant camp of Moria, on the island of Lesvos, in quarantine for 14 days beginning Wednesday, after they detected the first case of coronavirus there. Authorities say the positive sample was taken from a...

Afghan Migrant Kills Teenager in Moria Camp on Lesvos Island

A 16-year-old Afghan teenager was stabbed and killed early Wednesday morning by a 20-year-old Afghan man a short distance from the north gate of the Moria Reception and Identification Centre (RIC) on the Greek island of Lesvos. The 16-year-old was...

EU to Offer €2000 to Migrants on Greek Islands to Return to Their Countries

The European Union's Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson announced from Athens on Thursday that Brussels will offer €2,000 ($2,250) to every migrant currently living on the Eastern Aegean Greek islands to return to his or her country of origin. Those...

European Investment Bank Offers €200M to Support Infrastructure in Evros, North Aegean

The European Investment Bank will offer 200 million euros to Greece for the support of infrastructure works due to the recent migration-related developments on the islands of the northeastern Aegean and in Evros, it was made public on Friday. Greek...

Athens Issues NAVTEX from Lesvos to Samos to Limit Refugee, Migrant Passages

Greek authorities recently issued a Navigational Telex (NAVTEX), legally blocking off a large maritime area around the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos in the Eastern Aegean Sea. The apparent reason for this move is to limit, to the greatest...

Greek Islanders Create Blockades, Vow to Stop New Migrant Centers

Residents of Greece's three eastern Aegean islands which have been under the hottest spotlight during the migration crisis began putting up blockades on Monday to stop the government's plans to establish new migrant and refugee detention centers. The protesters, from...