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Warm Weather Causes Influx in New Migrant Arrivals to Eastern Aegean Islands

Greece continues to see an influx of migrants arriving on its shores as the summer weather encourages more people fleeing their countries to attempt the dangerous crossing of the Aegean Sea in hopes of reaching Europe. The area of...

EU Commission to Discuss Migration Penalties for Bloc Members Refusing to Take in Asylum Seekers

On Tuesday the European Commission announced that in June it will be deciding on whether there are any legal cases or migration penalties to be made against countries in the EU, such as Poland and Hungary, which have failed...

Migrants Leaping onto Freight Trains in Hopes of Crossing Greece-FYROM Border

An increasing amount of migrants are attempting to leave Greece by hiding in freight trains that leave the country for other EU-border states such as FYROM, Reuters has reported. Moroccan, Tunisian and Algerian migrants have been living in "old rusting"...

Syrian Refugee Found Dead in His Tent in Moria Camp on Lesvos

A 46-year old refugee from Syria was found dead in his tent in the refugee camp of Moria on Lesvos. A few days ago a 22-year old Egyptian was also found dead in his tent in the same camp. A...

UNHCR High Commissioner Lepri: Greece has Ignored Proposals for Helping Migrants at Camps

On Thursday Giovanni Lepri of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees spoke to reporters claiming that the UN had given Greece's Migration Ministry three proposals on three different occasions detailing how to deal with the overcrowded migrant reception...

Human Rights Watch Reports: Dire Conditions on Aegean Islands for Refugees

Greek authorities, with the support of the European Union, should immediately transfer thousands of asylum seekers confined to appalling conditions on the Aegean islands to appropriate mainland accommodations, Human Rights Watch said today. Heavy snow, rain, and strong winds in...

UNHCR Urges Swift Resettlement of Migrants from Greek Islands Due to Harsh Winter Conditions

On Friday the United Nation’s refugee agency (UNHCR) urged authorities to speed up the relocation of over 15,000 migrants, saying that they are living with inadequate heating supplies to keep them warm in the overcrowded camps on the Aegean...

WhatsApp Saved His Life, Now Syrian Lawyer Helping Asylum Seekers in Greece

In October 2015 Syrian Lawyer Mahmoud Alkuder was making the treacherous journey across the Aegean to reach Greece in hopes of seeking asylum in the European Union when the vessel that he and some 60 people were on ran out...

Decongestion of Aegean Islands Will Start in April, Migration Min. Mouzalas Says

The decongestion of Greek islands and the removal of refugees according to their legal rights will start in April, stated Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas in an interview with the Sunday edition of Avghi newspaper. He also said that in parallel...

19 Syrians Relocated Under EU-Turkey Agreement

Nineteen Syrians who were refused the continuation of asylum status were relocated in accordance with the EU-Turkey agreement. More specifically, six men, three women and 10 children were transferred from the airport of Mytilene to the airport of Adana on...