‘Hunger Crisis’ Threatens Migrant Camps in Greece
Humanitarian groups are sounding the alarm over a rapidly escalating hunger crisis in Greece's migrant camps. Aid workers say that the camps have been lacking sufficient food for months, with children crying over their extreme hunger. The UN's migration agency, The...
Greece Opens Two More Migrant Camps on Kos, Leros Islands
Greece opened on Saturday two more migrant camps on the islands of Kos and Leros to accommodate migrants and asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean from Turkey. These camps are being referred to as “enclosed” camps due to their increased isolation...
Greece Debuts New Migrant Camps in Samos
Greece opened a new, "closed" migrant camp on the island of Samos on Saturday. The camp is the first of five new camps to feature stricter access measures, with features like x-ray scanners, magnetic doors, and surveillance cameras. These camps...
Migrants in Jeopardy Says MSF, Calls on Greece to Change Approach
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called on the EU and Greece to completely change conditions for migrants and their approach to migration.
Greece Accused of Imposing News Blackout from Migrant Camps
Human rights groups say that a new law approved recently by the Greek Parliament imposes a general news blackout on the dozens of migrant and refugee facilities dotted around the country. Under the new law, workers operating within a refugee...
European Commission OK's Plan for New Migrant and Refugee Center on Lesvos
Greek Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi and European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation for the construction of a new reception center for migrants and refugees on the Greek island of...
Three New Cases of Coronavirus Detected at Greece's Vial Migrant Camp
Greek health authorities are increasing the number of coronavirus tests they perform at the migrant camp Vial on the island of Chios after another three individuals there received positive diagnoses on Wednesday. These three migrants are in addition to the...
Greek Migration Minister Stopped from Entering Moria Camp on Lesvos Due to Unrest
According to local Greek media reports, Greece's Alternate Migration Minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos, accompanied by Armin Laschet, the state premier of Germany's West Rhine-Westphalia region, was stopped from entering the Moria refugee camp on Tuesday due to unrest at the facility. The German...
Greece Takes Over Management of Asylum Facilities from NGOs
The Greek government announced on Wednesday it is taking over twenty-eight facilities hosting asylum applicants on the Greek mainland from non-governmental organizations. Minister of Migration Notis Mitarakis said that the facilities will now become legal entities of their own and...
Greek Migrant Camps Could Become Hotspots of Coronavirus Outbreak, MSF Warns
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has called for the immediate evacuation of migrant camps on Greece's islands, arguing that the conditions there provide “the perfect storm” for a COVID-19 outbreak. “The evacuation of the camps on the Greek islands is now...