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Another Tragic Refugee Story: Seven Children Dead After Boat Capsizes

Fourteen refugees and migrants, including seven children, drowned early on Wednesday morning, off the western coast of Turkey, when the boat carrying them to Lesvos capsized. Another twenty-seven people, whose nationality is not yet known, were rescued by the...

Syrian Sisters Swim from Turkey to Greece and Now Train in Germany

In August, Syrian sisters Sarah and Ysra Mardini swam for three hours between a coast of Turkey to the Greek island of Lesvos seeking asylum. Today, they practice swimming at a Berlin swimming pool that was built for the...

Migrants and Refugees Found on 30 Meter Yacht off the Coast of Lesvos

More than 600,000 migrants and refugees have been transported from Turkey to the East Aegean Greek island since the beginning of this year. Smugglers often cram these persons into small boats for the perilous sea journey. On Monday the Hellenic Coast Guard reportedly...

Pavlopoulos Urges Europe to Take Action to End War in Syria from Lesvos

The war in the Middle East and Syria must stop, otherwise the "nightmare" of the refugee crisis will continue, President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said during a visit to the Aegean island of Lesvos. Speaking at Skala Sykamnias,...

Refugee Crisis: Ferries Carried 11,000 Refugees to Piraeus and Kavala

The Greek government decided to transfer thousands of refugees to the port of Kavala, only one day after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras openly admitted that the country would not be able to deal with the refugee crisis on...

Refugee Crisis Brings Greek Orthodox and Muslims Together in Prayer (Video)

A surprising incident took place on the Greek island of Lesvos. Greek Orthodox Christians and Muslims gathered in order to pray together for the refugees’ struggle. A memorial service was organized on the island Wednesday, November 4, in memory of...

Clowns Help Refugee Kids Smile on the Island of Lesvos

The Greek island of Lesvos, located in the East Aegean Sea, has become well known over the past few months for the thousands of migrants and refugees that arrive at the island each day. Among those arriving everyday are children who are...

EC President Juncker: Greece and Turkey Need A Joint Coast Guard in Refugee Crisis

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reiterated his request that Greece and Turkey should conduct joint patrols in the Aegean, a proposal that Athens has rejected. Juncker spoke in Frankfurt on the occasion of his one-year anniversary in the Commission presidency. The...

Dead Refugees Buried Anonymously on Lesvos Island

The makeshift graves of the anonymous refugees who drowned on the deadly journey between Turkey and the neighboring Greek islands on rickety boats tells a sad story. Behind the cemetery of Saint Panteleimon, on the island of Lesvos, lie about thirty graves, scattered...

Greek PM Tsipras and EU Parliament Chief Schulz Visit Lesvos Amid Protests

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gave European Parliament President Martin Schulz a tour to Lesvos to inspect the refugee situation amid protests by locals and activists. The two officials visited the identification processing centers and refugee camps. They witnessed the...