Syrians

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...

Syrian Man Disguised as a Woman Arrested at Athens Airport

Two Syrian men, one disguised as a woman, were arrested at El. Venizelos International Airport late on Wednesday, while trying to board a plane to Vienna. A 25-year-old Syrian national presented the second man as his spouse, and showed authorities...

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...

Three Out of Four Recent Asylum Seekers in Greece are Economic Migrants

Greek authorities have found that out of the 1,950 asylum seekers who reached the Greek islands from Turkey in July and August, only 500 were Syrians qualifying for refugee status. According to the Hellenic Coast Guard who rescue the passengers...

Over 6,000 Migrants Try to Escape from Lesvos (video)

More than 6,000 migrants who entered the island of Lesvos illegally are trapped and tried to find ways to escape while waiting for their asylum applications to be processed. Under the Turkey-European Union agreement effective as of March 20, those...

As the Aegean Becomes Less Attractive, Refugees May Have Found a New Route to Europe

Will the EU-Turkey deal and Nato’s patrols of the Aegean deter refugees and migrants from trying to reach Europe via the Aegean? This is quite possible, reports Deutsche Well (DW), and the German daily says that Morocco may become the...

Syrian Refugee Passed Away Upon Her Arrival in Lesvos

A Syrian refugee passed away in the early hours of January 2, 2016, only moments after her arrival on the coast of the Greek island of Lesvos, south of Mytilene. The 60-year-old woman, reportedly suffered from serious heart disease and...

Refugee Baby Passes Away at Registration Camp in Lesvos

A seven-month-old Syrian baby temporarily staying with his/her family in a refugee registration camp on the island of Lesvos, Greece died today of natural causes. Health officials are trying to determine the exact cause of the baby's death. Lesvos,  is...

Migrant Trafficker Claims Turkey Allows for Movement of Migrants into Greece

"If the Turkish government wouldn't want us to do what we do, we wouldn't be able to pass a fly to Greece," said a Turkish migrant trafficker speaking to Anampa news agency. According to the report, a man identifying himself...

German Magazine Süddeutsche Zeitung Features Greek Artist to Aid in Refugee Crisis

As the civil war rages in Syria and thousands of people arrive in Greece on a daily basis in search of a better life and a brighter future, Greek artist Stelios Faitakis created a painting about the refugee crisis, titled...