refugees

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.

Hundreds of Child Refugees Moved from Greece to Germany

More than 1,000 migrants and refugees, including 612 children, have been relocated from Greece to Germany over the last several months following an agreement between the two countries. According to a joint statement released by the Greek authorities and the...

Greek Police Suspends 4 Officers for Beating Helpless Refugees on Lesvos

The Greek Police announced on Friday night that they suspended three border guards and one police officer on the island of Lesvos, following the publication of a video, which showed them beating helpless refugees and migrants on the Eastern...

Greece Accused of Imposing News Blackout from Migrant Camps

Human rights groups say that a new law approved recently by the Greek Parliament imposes a general news blackout on the dozens of migrant and refugee facilities dotted around the country. Under the new law, workers operating within a refugee...

European Commission OK's Plan for New Migrant and Refugee Center on Lesvos

Greek Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi and European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation for the construction of a new reception center for migrants and refugees on the Greek island of...

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,...

EU Border Force FRONTEX Finds No Evidence Yet of Refugee Pushbacks in Greece

Frontex, the border and coast guard agency of the European Union issued a response to media allegations on Thursday that illegal pushbacks of refugees had been taking place on the land and sea border between Greece and Turkey. This came...

Samos: One Child Dead, Six Refugees Missing as Boat Capsizes in Aegean

A child has passed away and six people are missing after a small boat carrying 24 refugees capsized off the coast of the Greek island of Samos on Sunday morning. The Hellenic Coast Guard recovered the child's body in the...

Refugee from Moria Camp Signs Professional Football Contract with Greek Club

The Historic Greek football club Panionios announced on Tuesday that a refugee from the West African nation of Guinea signed a contract to play with the team in late October. Twenty-two-year-old Alia Camara came to Greece on a boat from...

Exhibit in London Shows Life in the Moria Refugee Camp

A video display about the realities of the refugee camp in Moria, titled “Life in a Camp,” is on view at the Imperial War Museum in London until May 24. The free exhibition contains video from the camp on the...