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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...

Chios Migrant Center in Lockdown; New Coronavirus Measures Imposed Nationwide

On Wednesday, a migrant and refugee identification and reception center on the Greek island of Chios was closed down after what the Greek health authorities termed "numerous" new coronavirus cases were diagnosed there. In a press release, the Migration Ministry...

Poland Donates 156 Mobile Housing Units for Migrants in Greece

A total of 156 mobile housing units donated by the nation of Poland to be used for accommodating migrants and refugees were delivered to the Avlona Army Base, north of Athens, on Wednesday. The new units were received by Alternate...

Human Rights Groups Call on Greece to Investigate Migrant Pushbacks

Twenty-nine human rights and humanitarian aid organizations called on the Greek Parliament on Tuesday to establish an inquiry into all allegations of unlawful returns of migrants to Turkey by law enforcement officers and other authorities. In an open letter, the...

Greek Island Opens School for Refugee Children in Solidarity Gesture

The Greek island of Tilos in the Dodecanese archipelago has recently opened its arms to welcome refugee children and their families in a gesture highlighting the Greek philoxenia. Eleven young students from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, Palestine, and...