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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...

Daylight Reveals Extent of Disaster and Human Misery at Greece's Moria Camp

Photographer Thanasis Voulgarakis captured the extent of the damage and human misery inflicted on thousands of refugees and migrants at the Moria camp at Lesvos, which was almost destroyed by fire early on Wednesday. People, including women with babies, children,...

Greece's Moria Migrant Camp Quarantined After First Covid Case Detected

Greek health authorities placed the overcrowded migrant camp of Moria, on the island of Lesvos, in quarantine for 14 days beginning Wednesday, after they detected the first case of coronavirus there. Authorities say the positive sample was taken from a...

Greek Police Clash with Migrants on Lesvos

Police on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos used tear gas to disperse a march by asylum seekers and migrants from the infamous Moria camp and stop them from reaching the capital of Mytilini on Monday. Police clashed with some...

Greece to Set Up New Migrant Detention Camps, Shut Down Notorious Moria

The Greek government on Wednesday announced plans to shut down the notorious migrant camp at Moria on the island of Lesvos and set up five new detention centers on the Aegean islands of Samos, Chios, Lesvos, Kos and Leros. According...

Baby in Greek Migrant Camp Dies From Severe Dehydration

A nine-month-old baby has died of "severe dehydration" at the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, the aid organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday. "We are absolutely devastated by this tragedy," the MSF wrote on...

More Than 240 Migrants Land on Greece's Lesvos on Wednesday (video)

At least 243 migrants arrived on Wednesday on Greece's Lesvos, more than cancelling out the transfer of 215 migrants from the notorious Moria camp to the port of Piraeus earlier on the same day. Video footage shows migrants, including small...

More than 200 Migrants Moved From Lesvos to Athens

Greek authorities transferred a total of 215 migrants from the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos to the port of Piraeus early on Tuesday in a drive to reduce overcrowding at the camp, where a fire on Sunday led to...

Clashes Break Out at Moria Migrant Camp on Lesvos

Clashes between migrants and police broke out on Wednesday at the notoriously overcrowded migrant camp called Moria on Greece's Lesvos Island. According to local media, the clashes began when a brawl erupted between different migrant groups after a protest was...