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U.S. Embassy Offers Scholarship to Over 40 Young Refugees in Greece

The U.S. Embassy in Greece announced recently that it is partnering with The American College of Greece to offer fully funded scholarships to at-risk refugees, migrants, and displaced students with financial needs for undergraduate and graduate degrees at Deree. Through...

Europe’s Human Rights Body Slams Greece for ‘Criminalizing’ Refugee NGOs

The Council of Europe, the continent's human rights body, has criticized Greece for criminalizing NGOs and individuals assisting refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants. As the trial of a Syrian refugee and competitive swimmer whose story inspired the Netflix film The...

Netflix’s ‘The Swimmers’: Story of Refugee Sisters that Landed in Greece

Netflix premieres The Swimmers on Wednesday, a true story of two sisters from Syria who were forced to flee their country becoming refugees on Lesvos, Greece. The biographical drama tells the story of Yusra and Sarah Mardini, who, in 2015,...

The Japanese Ship that Saved Greeks During the Smyrna Catastrophe

The story of the Japanese ship that saved Armenians and Greeks from genocide after the Smyrna Catastrophe was the theme of a Tokyo lecture.

Young Refugee from Iran Who Aced Tests to Mentor Others

Kouros Durmohamadi Bagi, a refugee from Iran in Greece who amazed the country after excelling in the Greek national exams, will become a mentor for other young refugees in the country. The young man, who is called Kyros after the...

Greece Records Sharp Increase in Migrant, Refugee Arrivals in May

Nearly twice the number of migrants and refugees entered Greece in May 2022 in comparison to the previous year, led in large part by the 8,700 Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion. Since the onset of the invasion in late February,...

Angelina Jolie Visits War Victims in Ukraine

US Actress Angelina Jolie was spotted at numerous locations in the city of Lviv, in war-torn Ukraine on Saturday April 30.

Greece Announces Big Drop in Migrant Numbers

On Thursday, Greece announced a massive drop in the number of migrants and asylum seekers in the country, particularly on the Aegean islands. Minister of Migration and Asylum Notis Mitarakis said that the population of migrants on the North Aegean...

Nearly 5 Million Ukrainian Refugees Have Fled Country Due to War

In what may be the largest movement of people in Europe since the Second World War, nearly 5 million Ukrainian refugees have fled their homes in the 50 days since Russia invaded the country. The data, which comes from the...

Greece, Europe Welcome Ukraine’s Refugees When they Shun Others

Throughout Europe, including Greece, governments are welcoming millions of refugees from Ukraine when for years they have been erecting barriers to stop refugees from other parts of the world. It is not a surprise that many commentators talk of...