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Greece: A Refugee Paralympic Dream (video)

Over the past two years 13-year-old Syrian boy Najib, has been confined to a wheelchair. Coming to terms with his injury as well as his life in exile, had exhausted his confidence in the future. Now, however, as a refugee in...

Refugee Cookout Steals the Show at 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Four Syrian and four Iraqi refugees held a cookout with traditional dishes for visitors and other refugees attending the 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival on Friday. During the event, called “Food Uniting People #WithRefugees,” the four men from the refugee camps of...

Alt Migration Min Mouzalas Urges More Action From European Parliament Concerning Refugee Crisis

Alternate Minister for Migration Policy Yiannis Mouzalas urged European Parliament President Martin Schulz to boost the body's role in the refugee issue during a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. According to a ministry press release, Mouzalas described the situation in...

Philippiada Parents Say 'No' to Refugee Children after Orestiada

The Parents and Guardians Association of the 2nd Primary School of Philippiada, northern Greece, have expressed their objections to the refugee integration program at their children's school. The objections come just a week following similar complaints by the parents...

Parents Threaten School Occupation to Keep Out Refugee Children

The Greek school year kicked off on Monday with the Greek government facing the task of having to integrate more than 15,000 refugee and migrant children into the national education system. While this in itself is no easy task,...

Monday's Tally: 59,569 Identified Migrants and Refugees in Greece

There were 59,569 identified refugees and migrants on Greek territory on Monday while 110 new arrivals were reported in the last 24 hours. According to the Refugee Crisis Management Coordination Body's figures, 16,774 of the refugees are in northern Greece,...

Yusra Mardini: A Heroic Story of Courage from a Refugee Athlete [VIDEO]

Ten months after fleeing the Syrian capital of Damascus, Syrian refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini has been selected together with nine fellow refugees to be part of the Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. The 18...

Bulgaria Forces Greek Train Back Over Border on Suspicion of Refugee Smuggling

Bulgarian authorities turned a Greek train back from the border due to suspicion that there were migrants being smuggled  on board. The incident took place on Saturday on the Promachonas - Kulata line, southwest of Bulgaria, report newspapers from...

Heartwrenching Allegations of Child Prostitution at Elliniko Refugee Hotspot

Children are being prostituted by adults at the reception center for migrants and refugees at Greece's old Elliniko airport, says Alimos Mayor Andreas Kondylis. According to the allegations circulating in the media, Kondylis purports that members of the camp...

Refugees Demand to Leave Lesvos After Being Held There Since March 20

Tension flared at the reception center at Lesvos as refugees who entered Greece after March 20 demanded to leave the island. The protestors are asylum-seekers who are under restriction at the island's facility due to the application of the...