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From Syria to Greece, from Refugee to Lifeguard

It was just over a year ago when Obada “Ibo” Al-Nassar made the perilous venture across the Aegean to reach Lesvos. The friendship that this Syrian refugee developed with some foreign lifeguards located outside of the camp where he was...

Evros: Woman, Two Children Missing after Boat Capsizes

A search and rescue operation has been launched by the Hellenic Police, to locate a woman and her two children who went missing after their boat capsized in the Evros River during their attempt to reach Greece. The river...

Human Rights Watch: Greece is Blocking Sick Refugee Children's Access to Care

This week the NPO Human Rights Watch (HRW) made statements criticizing the Greek authorities and bureaucracy in place that is responsible for detaining refugee children with mental and physical illnesses in the Aegean islands' camps, with no access to proper...

EU Leaders Reach Migration Deal (Full Text)

European Union leaders have reached an agreement on migration, in the early hours of Friday morning, after nearly 10 hours of talks at a summit in Brussels. The deal, which will see the burden of resettling refugees shared more widely...

Germany Ends Migrant Relocations from Greece, Italy

Germany has announced it will stop accepting migrants from Italy and Greece, as the European Union's migrant relocation program draws to a close. An Interior Ministry spokesperson told German newspaper Die Welt that far fewer people had met the necessary...

EU Parliamentarians Warn Refugees May Die on Greek Islands

The European Council and the European Commission must work urgently with Greece to prevent a humanitarian crisis this winter, according to the he Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Group in the European Parliament. The group called for a...

Prime Minister Tsipras Proposes Five Measures to Tackle EU Migrant Crisis

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras proposed five measures to tackle migration and refugee flows on a European level, during his address at the two-day summit in Brussels on Thursday. Tsipras spoke of the recent increase in refugee flows in the Aegean,...

9-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies after Rescue in the Aegean Sea

A 9-year-old girl died after she was rescued in the waters near the Greek island of Kastelorizo, in the early hours of Thursday. The girl was spotted at sea, together with her mother and another couple with their two children. A...

More than 2,700 Migrants Arrived in Northern Aegean Islands in September

Nearly 450 migrants and refugees landed on the  Greek islands of the northern Aegean over the last three days, bringing the total number of registered arrivals in September up to 2,755. The recent arrivals include 214 people that arrived at...

From Greece to the UK: Art Exhibition ‘Building Peace Though the Oceans’ Promotes Positive Dialogues on the Impact of Migrants

Humanitarian artist Salma Zulfiqar created the installation "Building Peace Though the Oceans" as a way to build "peace through the ocean – as a vehicle to promote debate about migrants, she recently told Greek Reporter. Humanitarian artist Salma Zulfiqar created...