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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...

Seafarer's Strike Leaves Thousands of Migrants and Refugees on Lesvos

The PNO announced it will extend the strike by 48 hours on Tuesday evening. The strike is set to end on Friday at 6 pm. The impact of the strike in conjunction with the refugee crisis, which peaked in October with...

Five Refugees Dead in Latest Tragedy off Lesvos

Five persons, among them two children, drowned early Wednesday off the coasts of Lesvos. A Frontex vessel spotted a dinghy with seventy refugees on board and rushed for their rescue. Sixty-two people were saved and informed their rescuers that 8...

Greek Island Runs Out of Burial Ground after Numerous Refugee Deaths

The Greek island of Lesvos is faced with a serious issue, since the island’s burial grounds have reached their capacity after the mass influx of refugees which has led to hundreds of deaths. The island has morgues and cemeteries that...

New Refugee Crisis Documentary Centres on Volunteers on Greek Islands

A new short documentary entitled "The Journey" sheds light on some of the protagonists of the ongoing refugee crisis. More than 570,000 refugees and migrants have arrived at the Greek islands since the beginning of 2015 according to a new United Nations Refugee...

Protesters Clash with Greek Border Police After Refugee Tragedies in the Aegean

More than 60 refugees and migrants, most of them women and children have died while making the dangerous trip from Turkey to Greece in an attempt to flee conflict stricken countries in the Middle East. The Greek government has...

Greek PM and European Parliament President to Visit Lesvos Next Week

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and European Parliament President Martin Schulz will visit the East Aegean Greek island of Lesvos this upcoming Thursday in the context of the ongoing refugee crisis, Greek media reports. Out of the more than 500,000 migrants...

Four More Refugees Drown Near Greek Islands, 38 Missing

A new deadly shipwreck in Greek waters left four more refugees dead and allegedly 38 more missing on Wednesday as winds in the Aegean Sea reached 8 points on the Beaufort scale. A wooden boat carrying about 300 refugees --...

Shipwrecks in East Agean Sea Leave Seven People Dead

A number of different shipwrecks in the East Aegean Greek Sea has left seven people dead, including five children. The Hellenic Coast Guard conducted a rescue operation after a boat carrying migrants and refugees capsized north of East Aegean Greek island of Lesvos....

Two Refugees Found Dead in Aegean Sea, Greece

A boat capsized near the Greek island of Lesvos on Monday October 26 around 7am, leading to the death of a woman just off the coast of Mytilene, Greece. The plastic vessel was carrying an unknown number of refugee...