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Trial of Aid Workers Who Helped Refugees Adjourned in Greece

A group of 24 aid workers on trial for their involvement with refugees on Lesvos had their case adjourned on Thursday. The trial began on Thursday and was immediately met with a flurry of organizations around the world calling for...

Number of Refugees, Migrants on Lesvos Now Under 5,000

The number of refugees and migrants on Lesvos is now less than 5,000, according to figures released by the Greek Ministry of Migration

Greece To Limit Economic Assistance For Asylum Seekers

It was recently announced that asylum seekers and refugees in Greece will need to be housed in government facilities in order to qualify for economic assistance. The Ministry of Migration and Asylum stated to the press that by July 1,...

Magnificent Roman Aqueduct on Greece’s Lesvos Gets Facelift

A Roman aqueduct in the area of Moria on Lesvos will be restored, the Ministry of Culture announced on Tuesday.

New Migrant Center on Lesvos Will be Built Expeditiously, Greek PM Says

The new migrant center on the Greek island of Lesvos, to replace Moria, will be built quickly, said Greek PM Mitsotakis on Thursday.

Greek Photographer Wins UNICEF's Best Image Award for 2020

AFP photographer Angelos Tzortzinis has received the UNICEF Photo of the Year Award on the twentieth anniversary of the global Awards. Tzortzinis won the award for his series on the 2020 Moria migrant and refugee camp fire. Having arrived at the...

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...

Suspected ISIS Member in Peloponnese was Refugee on Lesvos in 2017

A man who had come on a boat to Greece from Turkey in 2017, claiming political asylum from the nation of Tajikistan, was brought before the appellate prosecutor of Nafplio by officers from Greece's Special Suppression Counter-Terrorism Unit (EKAM)...

Refugee from Moria Camp Signs Professional Football Contract with Greek Club

The Historic Greek football club Panionios announced on Tuesday that a refugee from the West African nation of Guinea signed a contract to play with the team in late October. Twenty-two-year-old Alia Camara came to Greece on a boat from...

Exhibit in London Shows Life in the Moria Refugee Camp

A video display about the realities of the refugee camp in Moria, titled “Life in a Camp,” is on view at the Imperial War Museum in London until May 24. The free exhibition contains video from the camp on the...