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Afghanistan Faces Humanitarian Emergency as it Grapples with Coronavirus

In Afghanistan, now far outside the consciousness of most of the world as each country deals with its own coronavirus ramifications, families often must guard their relatives' oxygen tanks for fear that they will be stolen by the relatives...

Hellenic Red Cross Expelled From World Federation

The Hellenic Red Cross (HRC) was expelled from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) after the latter said the Greek chapter failed to fulfill commitments required to restore its credibility. IFRC requested months ago that...

Andreas Martinis Held On Bribery Charges; Wife Out on Bail

Former Red Cross President Andreas Martinis, also chief of Athens' Henry Dunant Hospital, was remanded in custody on Friday following charges of bribe-taking worth 3.2 million marks from a German company. His testimony concerning his choice of Hospitalia International for...

European Commision Announces €83 Million Support for Emergency Refugee Support Mechanism

Τhe European Commission announced the granting of 83 million euros within the framework of the new emergency support mechanism, for the improvement of the living conditions of the refugees in Greece. The financial assistance will be immediately granted to UNHCR,...

Red Cross Raising More Money for Refugee Crisis in Greece

The international Non-Governmental Organization Red Cross is engaged in efforts to collect more funds to assists with the refugee crisis in Greece. Red Cross is in the process of raising 11.6 million euros that will subsequently be used by the organization's branch in...

16-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Dies of Exhaustion on Greek Island

A 16-year-old Syrian refugee was found dead yesterday in a remote area on the Greek island of Kos. He appears to be another victim on the long list of undocumented migrants who lose their lives in the "journey of...

Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus: Greek-Cypriot Missing from the 1974 Turkish Invasion Identified

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP), in a press conference held today at the Anthropological Laboratory in the UN-protected area of the now defunct Nicosia Airport, has announced it "identified the right person" in the case of...

The Heroic Greek Doctor

Greek doctor, Chris Giannou has experienced many wars and civil conflicts and has traveled in many deserts, mountains and inhospitable areas risking his life. His only tool is his faith in his work. Giannou is currently one of the...