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29 Refugee Children Without Families in Crete

The indoor gymnasium of Ierapetra in Crete currently hosts refugees who arrived on the Greek island with cargo ship M/V “Baris.” Twenty nine refugee children are among them, mainly from Syria, but also from Iraq, Iran and Palestine. The children have no parents...

Short Film on Brutal Reality of Palestinian Refugee in Greece

A short film by Palestinian filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel depicting the horrific life of a Palestinian refugee in recession-stricken Greece, makes the rounds in film festivals across the world. The 12-minute long documentary entitled "Xenos" (foreigner, stranger in Greek), shows refugee Abu Eyad...

A 'Cruise Ship of Solidarity' Arrives in Mytilene

A luxury cruise ship which recently made port at the Greek island of Mytilene presented nothing short of a miracle for migrants and refugees who now call the port their home. So shocked was the captain of the Nieuw Amsterdam by what he witnessed...

Watching Them Die In the Aegean Sea: When Will It End?

Editor's note: This an opinion piece written by two Samos Island residents, as they saw the latest refugee tragedy in the Aegean unfold right in front of them. On May 5th, refugees trying to illegally enter Greece by reaching the...

Amnesty International: Greece is a Frontier of Fear and Hope

Amnesty International is seeking an end to Greece's “unlawful and shameful” expulsion of refugees and migrants. In a shocking report, the organization speaks of the “unacceptable” treatment that these people face when they reach Greek borders. The report, entitled “Greece: Stop unlawful...

A Greek Doctor Who Helped Immigrants in Australia

Georgios Sakellariou was a refugee and he never let himself forget it. He worked as a doctor well into old age providing the immigrants and refugees of Australia with his services. He was born in 1924 on the banks of...

Greek Authorities Arrest Pakistanis for Holding Syrians Captive

On Sunday, December 15, the Greek authorities arrested four Pakistanis that are members of a criminal organisation. According to the Greek Police, the organisation is specialised on seizing immigrants, smuggling them and keeping them captive until a relative would...

NGO Pro Asyl: "Greek Authorities Brutally Push Back Refugees"

According to NGO Pro Asyl, Greek authorities push back refugees who attempt to enter Greece illegally. This practice is against international laws and is also used by Italian authorities who push back immigrants when they are trying to enter...

Syrian Immigrants Swim to Kastelorizo

Syrian refugees, driven out of their country by war, are trying to cross the Turkish-Greek border to seek asylum in the European Union. Greece is suffering from the financial crisis and cannot accept this number of people, therefore the...

Unacceptable Detention Conditions for Immigrants

Overcrowded inflatable boats of questionable stability carry every day downtrodden citizens of other countries to countries which are considered to be the “Land of Promise.” Many of them get lost at sea and others arrive to some land. Everyone...