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Lesvos Migrant Camp 'a Scar on the Conscience of Europe', Says Amnesty International

The secretary-general of Amnesty International, Kumi Naidoo, has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, calling on him to take all necessary measures to improve living conditions at migrant reception centers on the Greek islands. Naidoo, who visited...

Greek Sea Scouts Accept John McCain Prize on Behalf of Lesvos

Eighteen-year-olds Xenophon Koukoutas and Giannis Svoros accepted the inaugural John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service last Saturday on behalf of the residents of the entire island of Lesvos, for their "heroic support of refugees fleeing mayhem throughout...

Following Takedown, Holy Cross Raised Again in Lesvos

Just a week after a holy cross was destroyed, a new holy cross has been raised at the same location on the Greek island of Lesvos. Leonidas Vorias, a 38 year-old volunteer firefighter and MMA champion, organized the process to...

Newsweek Accused of Fake News About Notorious Greek Migrant Camp

The director of the Moria migrant camp on Lesvos has accused U.S. magazine Newsweek of reporting "fake news" regarding the situation at the camp which has been labelled as the worst migrant camp in Europe. Following the recent report in...

Anger at Destroyed Holly Cross on Greece's Lesvos (video)

Locals reacted with anger after a Holy Cross was destroyed by unknown vandals earlier in the week on the Greek island of Lesvos. The symbol of Orthodoxy was erected by a religious group in September at the rocky shore of...

District of North Aegean Threatens to Close Down Refugee Camp in Greece's Lesvos

The District of North Aegean published a press release stating that the Greek government has a deadline of 30 days to fix the numerous issues that Moria Refugee Camp faces on the island of Lesvos. If the Greek authorities fail...

Lesvos to Present the Best of Greek Food

The Greek island of Lesvos is one of the richest gastronomic crossroads in the country, bearing cultural traces in all its the flavors. It is an island where the quality of the primary ingredients comes first, where seasonal is key...

Angry Migrants Vandalize Facilities at Moria Camp in Lesvos (photos)

The offices of Moria refugee processing center on Lesvos suffered extensive damage on Sunday night, as a result of migrants rioting. According to reports, the migrants had been complaining about overcrowding at the centre, and their complaints turned to anger as...

Bodies of Three Children Found at a Lesvos Beach

Greek authorities are trying to solve the puzzle over the gruesome find of three bodies of young children discovered in Lesvos over the last few days. A body belonging to a 12-13 year old girl was discovered on Thursday near...

Overcrowding of Refugee Sites on Greek Islands Causing Distress

The U.N. refugee agency warns overcrowding and deteriorating conditions on Greece’s eastern Aegean islands are causing serious distress among refugees, leading to self-harm and riots in protest. UNHCR reports that refugees from Syria, Iraq and other destitute and conflict-ridden countries...