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This Refugee Is Travelling from Syria to Germany with His Wheelchair

Khaldoun is a Syrian refugee from Damascus who came to Greece searching for a better future, a route many of his compatriots chose to finally reach Northern Europe. They have to walk for miles crossing borders to Turkey and then...

Migrant or refugee? Why it matters which word you choose

By Charlotte Taylor* Across Europe, a debate is raging about how to describe the thousands of people escaping war and turmoil in their own countries and making the journey to safer places. Are they refugees or migrants? The question is important:...

Greek PM Chairs Meeting on Refugee Crisis in Mytilene

Participating in a major meeting held in Mytilene to discuss the migrant and refugee crisis, Greek caretaker Prime Minister Vassiliki Thanou on Sunday stressed that Greece strictly abides by all European and international treaties, without overlooking humanitarian values and...

Germany Reintroduces Border Controls within EU Amidst Refugee Crisis

Germany’s Interior Ministry introduced border controls with Austria and all its neighboring countries on Sunday, after the overwhelming number of refugees -mostly from Syria - entering the country. Interior minister, Thomas de Maizière, told a press conference in Berlin that...

German Chancellor Merkel Urges Greece To Work On EU's External Borders' Protection

"Greece must take responsibility for the protection of the EU's external borders, which are currently not secure," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said calling for an urgent intensification of dialogues between Greece and Turkey. "All European Union member states ought to participate in the reception...

Refugee Crisis: Watch our Short Documentary "The European Dream"

Watch how Syrian and Afghan refugees enter Greece and what they have to go through after their arrival on Lesvos Island in order to reach a safe haven in Europe.  Thousands of refugees continue to arrive daily on Lesbos Island,...

It Was Once My Mother

Watching the clash of civilizations sweeping across Europe with Sophoclean fury is unbearable for anyone with a shred of humanity left in them. Whether the masses of refugees arriving on Lesvos and Cos, the horror of Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless...

Lesvos: The Migrant Crisis in 24 Pictures

Lesvos, the beautiful Greek island in the Aegean once known for its spectacular beaches, has lately been in the news as the main entry point to Europe for thousands of migrants and war-torn Syrian refugees. Only on Tuesday, Lesvos had...

Economic Support for Greek Islands Receiving Most Migrants

Caretaker Finance Minister Nikos Christodoulakis on Thursday said islands receiving the bulk of migrants will be economically supported. During a press conference on the refugee issue, Christodoulakis noted that officials of the Economy ministry will be transferred to to the Migration...

EU Leaders Agree to Relocate 40,000 Migrants Who Landed in Greece, Italy

European Union leaders debated into the wee hours Friday at a summit in Brussels about how best to share in the handling of the continent's migrant crisis. EU members Italy and Greece are currently bearing the brunt of the responsibility...