Lesvos

Human Trafficking: Greece Says Turkey Provides Student Visas to Somalis

Greek officials implored Turkey to try to stop the movement of migrants and refugees from its soil, charging that the individuals who have come over from that nation recently -- particularly from Somalia -- appear to have been part...

European Commission OK's Plan for New Migrant and Refugee Center on Lesvos

Greek Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi and European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation for the construction of a new reception center for migrants and refugees on the Greek island of...

Two Women Found Dead after Migrant Boat Capsizes Wednesday

The bodies of two women, declared missing after a boat carrying dozens of migrants and refugees capsized off the coast of the Greek island of Lesvos on Wednesday, were later recovered by the Hellenic Coast Guard. After a long search,...

Two Missing as Migrant Boat Sinks Off Greece's Lesvos

A search and rescue operation is under way for two people missing off the island of Lesvos after a boat carrying dozens of migrants sank on Wednesday. So far, 32 individuals -- 15 men, 14 women and three children --...

18-Million-Year Old Petrified Trees Unearthed on Greece's Lesvos

Excavations for rainwater drainage pipes brought to light fourteen petrified trees, in an area near Sigri and the region of Lesvos island's Petrified Forest. "The trunks were in a very good state of preservation - they are impressive logs laid...

Suspected ISIS Member in Peloponnese was Refugee on Lesvos in 2017

A man who had come on a boat to Greece from Turkey in 2017, claiming political asylum from the nation of Tajikistan, was brought before the appellate prosecutor of Nafplio by officers from Greece's Special Suppression Counter-Terrorism Unit (EKAM)...

UK Says Travelers Returning from Zakynthos, Lesvos and Santorini Need Not Isolate

In a surprise move, the government of the United Kingdom on Thursday removed the stipulation that UK travelers must self-isolate after returning from the Greek islands of Zakynthos, Serifos, Lesvos, Tinos and Santorini as of 4 AM on Saturday,...

Poland Donates 156 Mobile Housing Units for Migrants in Greece

A total of 156 mobile housing units donated by the nation of Poland to be used for accommodating migrants and refugees were delivered to the Avlona Army Base, north of Athens, on Wednesday. The new units were received by Alternate...

Greece: Record 453 Covid Cases Monday; Six Deaths

Greek officials announced that health authorities had diagnosed a record 453 new cases of the corona virus in the country on Monday, along with six deaths associated with the virus. Out of this total, 195 cases were linked to known...

243 Migrants at Kara Tepe Camp Test Positive for Coronavirus

After testing all of the thousands of migrants who have now been resettled at the new Kara Tepe camp on Lesvos after being burned out of their former shelter at Moria, 243 of them have been found positive for...