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IOM: More Than 45,000 Refugees, Migrants Arrive in Greece in 2016

More than 45,000 migrants and refugees have reached Greece by sea since the beginning of 2016, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reported on Tuesday. Specifically, 45,361 refugees and migrants reached Greek islands coming from Turkey in January 2016. This is...

Mediterranean Migrant Deaths Soar

The United Nations refugee agency reports deaths are spiking as refugees and migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea in record numbers in a desperate bid to reach European countries. The U.N. refugee agency reports more than 300,000 refugees and migrants have...

UN Report: Greece Is Main Entry County for Refugees and Migrants Travelling to Europe

The Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees released a report on Wednesday that examines the route refugees take when entering Europe by sea. The report found that so far in 2015 Greece has surpassed Italy as the country with the most refugees and migrants entering its...

EU to Propose Migrant Plan As 1,000 Migrants Arrive in Greece in One Day

As Europe is struggling to cope with a massive influx of over 100,000 migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea seeking a better life in the continent this year, the European Union (UN) took the initiative to propose its 28 nations' interior ministers...

Italy Rescues More Than 4,000 Migrants

Italy's coast guard said it coordinated the rescue of more than 4,200 migrants off Libya’s coast while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea since Friday. In some of the most intense Mediterranean migrant traffic of the year, a total of...

Norway Funds Migrant Reception Center in Greece

Greece and Norway have agreed to use funding from the European Economic Area and Norway Grants to establish a new reception center on the island of Lesvos. This is Norway’s contribution to alleviating the Mediterranean migrant crisis, according to The Norway...

EU Leaders Consider Drastic Measures to Save Migrants in the Mediterranean

European Union member-states' leaders are considering ways to double the financial sources they could use in order to prevent tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea and save the lives of thousands of migrants who are trying to reach Europe. Moreover,...

Greece Asks EC for Emergency Funds to Tackle Flood of Refugees

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in continuous communication with the European Commissioner on Immigration issues and with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy over the issue of the recent flood of refugees and...

Turkish News Website: 156 Greek Islands Belong to Turkey

Not 16, but 156 Turkish islands and islets in the Aegean Sea are occupied by Greece, said a Turkish news website odatv.com report. The report comes after a discussion in Turkish parliament a few weeks ago regarding 16 islands of the...

Entry of Illegal Migrants in Greece Increased 223%

More than 165,000 illegal migrants crossed the Mediterranean Sea the first 10 months of 2014, according to figures released by the United Nations. Illegal migrant inflow through the Mediterranean was 60,000 people in 2013. This year's numbers show a 223.22...