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Seven Dead as Buildings Collapse, Tsunami Hits Turkish Coast After Aegean Earthquake

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale struck just under the  Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon, causing a great deal of damage in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir (Smyrna) and the Greek island...

Fire Breaks Out at Refugee Camp on Greek Island of Samos

The second fire in one week broke out in the refugee camp on Samos on Sunday evening. Reportedly, three containers were burned in the area that houses unaccompanied minors. Authorities believe that the fires were intentionally set. According to the Greek...

EU Approves 130 Million Euros for Refugee Facilities on Greek Islands

    The European Commission announced on Monday the disbursement of a total of 130 million euros designated for the construction of three controlled-access refugee and migrant facilities on the Greek islands of Samos, Leros and Kos. The funds have now been...

Fires at Greek Island Migrant Camp Force Evacuation

Two fires that broke out on Sunday evening outside the migrant camp on the island of Samos, in the eastern Aegean, have destroyed a number of shacks built by asylum seekers outside the perimeter of the camp. Firefighters who had...

Athens Issues NAVTEX from Lesvos to Samos to Limit Refugee, Migrant Passages

Greek authorities recently issued a Navigational Telex (NAVTEX), legally blocking off a large maritime area around the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos in the Eastern Aegean Sea. The apparent reason for this move is to limit, to the greatest...

US Embassy Issues Travel Warning for Lesvos, Samos, Chios and Evros Border

The American Embassy in Athens and the American Consulate General in Thessaloniki issued a travel warning on Wednesday for US citizens who currently are visiting or will soon visit the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos or the border area in...

Why Greek Islanders Are Rebelling Against Migrant Camps

While Lesvos and Chios residents continue to clash with police, heavy construction machinery has arrived at the plots of land where the government's proposed new migrant camps will be situated. Samos Island residents are ready to take it to the...

Migrant Crisis: Northern Aegean Islands Will Go on General Strike Wednesday

Greece's Region of the North Aegean and its municipalities have called for a general strike on Wednesday, in a fresh protest against the tough stance the government has taken on establishing new migrant detention centers there. The decision to strike...

Greek Islanders Create Blockades, Vow to Stop New Migrant Centers

Residents of Greece's three eastern Aegean islands which have been under the hottest spotlight during the migration crisis began putting up blockades on Monday to stop the government's plans to establish new migrant and refugee detention centers. The protesters, from...

Greek Islands Revolt Over Migrant Detention Centers

Authorities in several islands in the North Aegean have now openly revolted against the Greek government after Monday's announcement of a new bill allowing the state to requisition land in order to build new migrant detention centers. Tthe municipalities of...