Meet the Congolese Refugee Turned Businessman in Greece
Julien Makalou, a refugee from Congo, overcame several hardships to build a successful new life in Greece. Makalou, who was forced to flee from his home by political turmoil and persecution, is now the owner of a business based in...
Migrant Pushbacks: Greece Denies it Let 12 Migrants Freeze to Death
Greece rejected on Wednesday accusations of migrant pushbacks at its border leveled by Turkey which accused Athens of causing at least 12 refugees to freeze to death. Turkey's interior minister, Suleyman Solyu, said that Greek guards were responsible for pushing...
‘Hunger Crisis’ Threatens Migrant Camps in Greece
Humanitarian groups are sounding the alarm over a rapidly escalating hunger crisis in Greece's migrant camps. Aid workers say that the camps have been lacking sufficient food for months, with children crying over their extreme hunger. The UN's migration agency, The...
Dozens of Migrants Perish Trying to Reach the UK
31 migrants drowned on Wednesday while attempting to reach the shores of the United Kingdom. The group was discovered in the English Channel, the passage between the UK and France. The International Organization for Migration (IOM)'s Missing Migrants Project tragedy...
Afghan Refugees Entering Italy in Boats Sailing Out of Turkey
Afghan refugees attempting to find sanctuary in Europe washed up in the Calabria region of Southern Italy last week. The refugees, who are hoping to escape the present unrest in their home country at the hands of the Taliban,...
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...
Banksy’s Self-Shredding Artwork Sells for $25.4 Million
Famed anonymous street artist Banksy has sold a self-destructing artwork for $25.4 million on Thursday. The piece is well known for shredding itself into pieces immediately after being sold for $1.4 million at an auction three years ago. The...
Number of Refugees at Lesvos Camp Declines Significantly
The number of migrants and refugees at the Kara Tepe Camp on the Greek island of Lesvos has dropped under 6,000 in the last month.
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,...