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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...

243 Migrants at Kara Tepe Camp Test Positive for Coronavirus

After testing all of the thousands of migrants who have now been resettled at the new Kara Tepe camp on Lesvos after being burned out of their former shelter at Moria, 243 of them have been found positive for...

Fire Breaks Out at Refugee Camp on Greek Island of Samos

The second fire in one week broke out in the refugee camp on Samos on Sunday evening. Reportedly, three containers were burned in the area that houses unaccompanied minors. Authorities believe that the fires were intentionally set. According to the Greek...

Lesvos: 9,000 Refugees and Migrants Moved to New Camp

After a series of fires destroyed the Moria camp on Lesvos Island, home to over 12,000 migrants and refugees, the Greek government built a new emergency camp near Kara Tepe, where 9,000 refugees are now housed. The thousands of migrants...

Thousands of Asylum Seekers Moved to New Camp on Greece's Lesvos Island

Police on the Greek island of Lesvos are moving thousands of migrants and refugees from the fire-gutted Moria camp to a new tent city nearby. Seventy female officers in protective suits were flown in to organize the transfer of women...

Germany Agrees to Take Another 1,500 Refugees from Greece

Germany agreed on Tuesday to take in more than 1,500 refugees now living in Greece, on top of the 150 unaccompanied minors from the Moria camp which burned down earlier in the month on the island of Lesvos. The German...

PM Mitsotakis and German Chancellor Merkel Discuss Turkey, Migrant Crisis on Tuesday

Recent tensions between Turkey and Greece, along with migrant and refugee-related issues after the fires that destroyed Moria last week, were reportedly the topics of discussion in a Tuesday phone call between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Angela...

Five Arrested in Suspected Arson at Moria Camp

Greek authorities announced the arrests of five young migrants in relation to the series of fires that razed the refugee camp Moria to the ground last week. Another man has been identified and authorities are in the process of locating...

Hundreds of Migrants Housed in New Facility on Greece's Lesvos Island

A total of 800 migrants and refugees who had been left without shelter after the fires that destroyed the Moria camp on Lesvos last week, were resettled at a new facility by Monday evening. The Greek Army built a temporary...

Europe's Hypocrisy Over the Migrant Crisis in Greece

The fire that devastated the Moria refugee and migrant camp generated lots of crocodile tears in the EU, yet the grave problem of 13,000 people crowded into a facility created for 3,000 to 4,500 still remains -- just as...