refugees and migrants

PETA Delivers Fur Coats to Lesvos Refugees

Animal rights activist organization PETA has delivered around 200 fur coats to refugees on Lesvos, Greece. The coats were given to Lighthouse Relief, a charity which provides refugees with urgent help, and aims to protect those stranded in camps from...

1,012 Refugees and Migrants Arrived at the Islands of the Northern Aegean in January

A total of 1,012 refugees and migrants arrived at the islands of the northern Aegean in January. More specifically, 456 arrived at Lesvos, 324 at Chios, and 232 at Samos. 4,846 persons (3,462 on Chios and 1,815 on Samos), who have...

No Firm Commitment on Decongesting Islands at PM's Meeting With Island Mayors on Refugee Crisis

Emerging from a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, the mayors of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros said they received no firm commitments about decongesting islands with hotspots of refugees and migrants. The prime minister had confirmed...

Nearly 700 Refugees-Migrants Arrive in Greece 2017; Deaths Rise at Sea

A total of 691 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea during the first 15 days of 2017, according to figures released by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday. Those arriving in Europe by sea during...

Human Smugglers Change Tactics to Convince Refugees to Undertake Perilous Aegean Crossing

Human smugglers trying to convince refugees and migrants to make the dangerous journey to Greek islands are up to new tricks. Taking advantage of the confusion caused in the row between Turkey and the European Union over the implementation...

Twenty-three Refugees, Migrants Returned to Turkey from Greek Islands

Twenty-three refugees and migrants were returned to Turkey from the Greek island of Lesvos by boat on Friday in the fourth such readmission this spring under the March 18 EU-Turkey deal to cope with the refugee crisis, local authorities...

Brussels Attacks Add to Greek Government’s Worries of the Country Becoming a Permanent Refugee Camp

The Greek government is deeply concerned that the Brussels attacks will harden European feelings and attitudes towards refugees and migrants, leading to more border controls and eventually trapping permanently in Greece thousands of migrants presently stranded in the country,...

Spiegel: Evacuation of Idomeni Camp a Matter of Time

The Greek government has decided on the evacuation of the refugee camp of Idomeni and the transfer of people stranded there to migrant accommodation centers once more become available, according to Spiegel Online. There are some 13,000 refugees and migrants...

Refugees Face Increasing Violence as They Seek a Way to Europe

As fear of refugees begins to spread all over Europe, the rate of violence perpetrated against refugees keep increasing while 10,000 refugee children are missing, according to Europol. The German tabloid Bild reported this past weekend that, according to claims...