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Syrian Rights Group Asks for Probe into Greece’s Alleged Migrant Abuse

A Syrian rights group based in the United States has formally asked for an international probe into alleged migrant abuse which they say occurred on Greek territory. The Associated Press reports that the Syria Justice and Accountability Center filed a...

Dutch Journalist Arrested Crossing Greece-Turkey Border with Refugees

A Dutch journalist; who was reporting on Syrian refugees who had crossed into the country via Turkey, has been arrested in Greece. Sakir Khader; a reporter with current affairs show Brandpunt in the Netherlands, was detained on Monday morning at the...

Syrian Refugees Start Hunger Strike in Athens Demanding Transfer to Germany

A group of mainly Syrian women and children who have been stranded in Greece, pitched tents opposite parliament in Athens on Wednesday, protesting against delays in reuniting with relatives in Germany. Some of the refugees; who say they have been in...

Syrian Family Reunites in Lesvos After Father Was Captured by ISIS

Human interest stories coming out of refugee camps in the Greek islands are abundant, but one in particular, involving a Syrian family of three, is overwhelming. Nahil Alhelb was beginning to worry her toddler son would forget about his father...

NGO Condemns Greek High Court Ruling over Asylum Seekers Deportation

Human Rights Watch (HRW), an international NGO that conducts research and advocacy on human rights, has condemned a Greek Council of State (CoS) ruling against two Syrian asylum seekers who were asking not to be deported back to Turkey. “Greece’s...

Syrian Refugee Couple's "Big Fat Greek Wedding" in Lesvos

Having received an official recognition by a Greek county court of a right to receive a civil marriage license, two Syrian refugees were married in Lesvos island among friends and supporters of their cause. Khaled, a Syrian refugee, and Noor,...

Brazilian Artists Publish Stories by Refugee Children

Brazilian journalist Debora de Pina Castiglione and her sister, illustrator Beatriz, recorded eight tales in a collection of modern myths and fables invented by Syrian and Kurdish children living in Thessaloniki. They worked with designers and translators to create a...

Syrians Stuck in Greece Protest at German Embassy

Syrian refugees stranded in Greece chanted "no more waiting!" and protested outside the German embassy in Athens against delays in reuniting with their relatives in Germany. About 100 people, among them young children, marched from parliament to the embassy holding...

Twelve Syrian Refugees in Moria Enter Third Day of Hunger Strike Over Asylum Delays

Twelve Syrian refugees living in Moria’s identification center on Lesvos were on a hunger strike for the third day on Sunday, protesting the slow pace of asylum procedures. The men, of Kurdish descent, were sitting outside the asylum services offices,...

Pope Francis Reunites With Syrian Refugee He Rescued From Lesbos

On February 17, Pope Francis met with students and the faculty of the Roma Tre University in Rome. While at the university, the pontiff was also reunited with one of the Syrian refugees who he brought back to Italy...