Meet the Congolese Refugee Turned Businessman in Greece
Julien Makalou, a refugee from Congo, overcame several hardships to build a successful new life in Greece. Makalou, who was forced to flee from his home by political turmoil and persecution, is now the owner of a business based in...
Nearly Three Million Ukrainian Refugees After Russian Invasion: UN
The number of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the country after the Russian invasion approached three million on Tuesday, the United Nations said. Data from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) suggests about 2.95 million people have left Ukraine thus far. The UNHCR...
Ukrainian Refugees Flee Country for Poland, Romania After Russian Invasion
Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion have begun to trickle into Poland and Rmania, with dozens of people arriving at the normally placid Medyka border crossing with Poland on Thursday. Local media from countries bordering Ukraine report that small numbers...
Fewer Migrants Arrived on Greek Islands in 2021
The number of migrants and refugees arriving on the Greek islands in 2021 is the lowest level since the start of the 2015 refugee crisis
EU Commission To Establish New Taskforce to Address Lesvos Migrant Issues
Following the fire that devastated the Moria migrant facility on the Greek island of Lesvos, the EU Commission announced on Wednesday that it will establish a dedicated task force to improve the situation on the island in a meaningful...
UNHCR Calls on Greece to Investigate Alleged Migrant Pushbacks
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urged Greece on Friday to investigate multiple reports of pushbacks by Greek authorities at the country’s sea and land borders. UNHCR Spokesperson Babar Baloch said in Geneva that there are credible allegations that Greece may...
UNHCR Looking for Hotels, Ships to House Vulnerable Refugees on Greek Islands
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has issued a call for hotels and ships on Greek islands that can be leased to house vulnerable groups of asylum-seekers who might be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The move was approved...
Greece Defends Temporary Halt of Asylum Requests
The Greek government late on Monday defended its decision to stop processing asylum requests for one month after thousands of migrants converged at the border seeking to enter the EU from Turkey, saying it was in response to “emergency...
UN Reveals Extent of Increase in Migrant Arrivals in Greece in 2019
A UNHCR report released on Monday, entitled "Desperate Journeys," revealed the extent of the increase in refugee and migrant arrivals to Greece since the beginning of 2019. The largest number of refugees and migrants reaching Europe this year came by...
UN Refugee Agency Calls on Greece to Move Thousands of Migrants to the Mainland
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, called on Greece on Tuesday to urgently move thousands of refugees and asylum seekers out of dangerously overcrowded reception centers on the Greek Aegean islands. Arrivals of migrants and refugees in September, comprising Afghan and...