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Individuals Attempt Escape From Quarantined Ritsona Refugee Camp

An unknown number of individuals who are currently living at the Ritsona migrant and refugee camp on the Greek island of Euboea attempted to escape from the camp on Thursday night and Friday morning, breaking the quarantine of the...

Greek Camp on Lockdown After 20 Migrants Diagnosed with Coronavirus

A migrant camp near the town of Ritsona, north of Athens, has been put under quarantine for 14 days, starting on Thursday, after health authorities discovered at least 20 infections from coronavirus there. Medical tests were carried out on dozens...

Female Refugee on Euboea Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Giving Birth in Athens

A woman living in the refugee facility of Ritsona on the island of Euboea (Evia) has tested positive for the coronavirus after going to an Athens hospital to give birth two days earlier. The information was made public by Greece's...

First Crematorium Opens in Greece

Thirteen years after the practice of cremation was legalized in Greece, the country’s first such facility has recently opened in Ritsona north of Athens, and has already carried out 15 cremations. Built by a private company at a cost of...

Ritsona's Refugee Children Enjoy Nights of Movie Magic Thanks to Volunteer

Tuesday nights at the Ritsona refugee camp in mainland Greece are different to the rest of the week thanks to an initiative by photographer Vassilis Nikas from Halkida. It is the night that the refugee children look forward to...

Two Big Fires Broke Out in Euboea

Two big fires broke out in forest land with pine trees in Ritsona and Psachna, both located in Euboea, Greece. The firefighters are struggling with the flames to extinguish both fires. Residential areas in both cases have not been threatened. The first...