refugee crisis

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.

Two Women Found Dead after Migrant Boat Capsizes Wednesday

The bodies of two women, declared missing after a boat carrying dozens of migrants and refugees capsized off the coast of the Greek island of Lesvos on Wednesday, were later recovered by the Hellenic Coast Guard. After a long search,...

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...

The HOME Project: Providing Holistic Care for Unaccompanied Minor Refugees

In the wake of a series of disastrous fires that reduced Moria, Europe's largest migrant camp, to ashes, concern has turned toward the many unaccompanied minors that were housed there. Greek Reporter spoke to Sofia Kouvelaki, the CEO of the...

Over 2,000 Migrants Demand to Leave Lesvos as New Tents Arrive; US Pledges Support

According to reports in Greek media, over 2,000 migrants are gathering along the main road leading toward the now burned migrant camp of Moria on Friday. They are demanding to leave the island of Lesvos, chanting "Freedom, Freedom" to police...

Groups Call on Greece to Ensure Safety of Refugees After Devastating Fire

Moria, once home to over 12,000 refugees, was completely destroyed by fires  early Wednesday morning. Only meant to house around 2,800 migrants, Moria is notorious for its overcrowded, and some argue unsafe, conditions. Shocking scenes of migrants, including unaccompanied minors,...

Greece: 156 New Covid Cases, Nine in Moria Migrant Camp

Greek health officials announced 156 new Covid cases in the country on Monday. This includes nine cases diagnosed in the overcrowded migrant camp Moria on the island of Lesvos. The country recorded five new deaths with the virus in the...

EU Asylum Office Doubles Staff and Increases Funding for Greece

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) recently decided to double the number of its personnel in Greece and significantly increase its funding to assist the country in its efforts to speed up procedures for granting or rejecting political asylum. Currently...

Harvard University Considers Creating Courses on Refugee Crisis in Greece

Harvard University, one of the world's most prestigious academic institutions, has reportedly been mulling how to create a course devoted to the refugee crisis which has hit Europe in the last decade. The proposed course would be offered in close partnership...

PM Mitsotakis Declares "Greece is Not an Unfenced Vineyard" for Migrants

Using a folksy Greek phrase, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated on Friday that Greece is reaching its limits regarding the refugee and migrant crisis. ''Greece has its strengths, but it is not an unfenced vineyard,'' was the exact phrase...