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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,...

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...

Poland Donates 156 Mobile Housing Units for Migrants in Greece

A total of 156 mobile housing units donated by the nation of Poland to be used for accommodating migrants and refugees were delivered to the Avlona Army Base, north of Athens, on Wednesday. The new units were received by Alternate...

EU Commission To Establish New Taskforce to Address Lesvos Migrant Issues

Following the fire that devastated the Moria migrant facility on the Greek island of Lesvos, the EU Commission announced on Wednesday that it will establish a dedicated task force to improve the situation on the island in a meaningful...