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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...

Refugee Crisis: Three Dead in New Refugee Boat Tragedy

An infant, a six-year old child, and a woman drowned on Sunday in their attempt to reach the coast of Lesvos. 13 are missing as well when a plastic boat overturned around 6:00 AM. 50 people were on the boat, which sunk...

European Commission to Build Huge Refugee Center in Athens

The European Commission is planning to create a huge refugee reception center in Athens, Greece, to address the great influx of migrants in the country, according to German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel. The center is designed to host 40,000 - 50,000 people...

Huge Influx of Migrants to Greece Unaffected by Bad Weather

A huge inflow of migrants and refugees to Athens continued on Saturday as more than 2,500 people arrived to Greece's capital from the Greek island of Lesvos. Despite the extremely bad weather conditions last week - and ignoring the high drowning risk- smuggling boats...

Nearly 50,000 Migrants and Refugees Reach Greek Islands in 5 Days

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Friday that in the past five days arrivals in Greece have reached unprecedented levels. “Despite deteriorating weather conditions, approximately 48,000 refugees and migrants crossed from Turkey to the Greek islands – or about...

Three Thousand Year Old Tomb Discovered in Lesvos

A stone-built cist tomb (stone-lined grave) dating from the Mycenaean period was unearthed in eastern Lesvos on Thursday, during improvement works on a rural road. According to the head of the island’s ephorate, Pavlos Triantafylidis, archaeologists found the remains of a...

Report from Lesvos: without safe access to asylum, people will keep risking their lives in the Aegean

By Heaven Crawley I stood in the corner of a dusty cemetery on the Greek island of Lesvos and watched a mother bury her child. As the tiny body of a baby boy wrapped in a white sheet was lifted...

291 Frontex Agents to be Assigned to Greece and Italy

In response to the continuous influx of migrants and refugees into Greece and Italy, Frontex will deploy a total of 291 agents from 19 different European countries to hotspots in the two Mediterranean countries to assist with the registration and identification...

Elderly Greek Woman Feeds Refugee Infant

The picture of three elderly ladies from Lesvos with one of them feeding a refugee infant has become viral and discussed on social networks as a depiction of compassion. The woman who fed the baby told Ethnos newspaper the story...