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Migrant Camp at Lesvos to be Shut Down Soon, Greece Says

The migrant camp of Kara Tepe in the island of Lesvos will shut down within the next few weeks, Μigration Minister Notis Mitarakis said.

Greek Police Arrest Suspected Jihadist at Athens Refugee Camp

A Greek Anti-terrorism squad arrested a man suspected of having participated in the ISIS terrorist group on Thursday at Athens' Eleonas refugee and migrant camp. The authorities stated that they seized electronic devices from the shipping container in which he...

Germany Launches Initiative for the Children of Greece's Moria Camp

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Thursday the launch of a German-French initiative for the reception of unaccompanied refugee minors who had lived at the Moria camp prior to the devastating fires that destroyed it. As thousands of asylum seekers...

Greek Island of Lesvos in State of Emergency after Catastrophic Fire

The entire Greek island of Lesvos was put under a state of emergency for four days starting from today, Wednesday. This declaration was enacted to address the emergent nature of public health and security on the island as the...

Thousands Flee Fire at Notorious Greek Migrant Camp of Moria

Thousands of migrants fled the overcrowded camp at Moria, on the Greek island of Lesvos, after multiple fires gutted much of the site early on Wednesday. The severely-overcrowded camp, home to more than 12,000 migrants and refugees, was under COVID-19...

Greek Camp on Lockdown After 20 Migrants Diagnosed with Coronavirus

A migrant camp near the town of Ritsona, north of Athens, has been put under quarantine for 14 days, starting on Thursday, after health authorities discovered at least 20 infections from coronavirus there. Medical tests were carried out on dozens...

Pork Barbecue Protest Near Migrant Camp Causes Uproar in Greece

A plan by an anti-migrant group to stage an outdoor party featuring pork and alcohol outside a migrant camp near Thessaloniki on Sunday has caused an uproar in Greece. Parliamentarians clashed over the proposed barbecue and thousands took to social...

UN Calls on Greece to Protect Migrant Youths After Death at Lesvos Camp

The UN refugee agency on Sunday called on the Greek government to immediately transfer migrant youths to safe areas after a fatal brawl at the Moria migrant camp on the island of Lesvos. "The Greek government must take urgent measures...

Greece Transfers Hundreds of Migrants from Samos to the Mainland

Almost 500 undocumented migrants were transferred over the weekend from the island of Samos, in the eastern Aegean, to the mainland aboard two Greek Navy vessels. The transfer was part of a broader initiative aimed at transferring some of the...

Migrants Planning Border Push Clash With Greek Police Near Thessaloniki (video)

Hundreds of migrants from a camp in Diavata near Thessaloniki have spent Thursday night in the open hoping to flee via North Macedonia to Europe. Earlier, dozens clashed with the Greek riot police after trying to break through a cordon....