Tag: Aegean islands

floating sea 'dam'

Floating dam to be installed in the next few days

A floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to prevent refugees reaching Greece’s islands from Turkey, will be installed in the next few days. The 2.7 km project will be made of netting…

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Hellenic Coast Guard rescues 36 illegal immigrants

Thirty-six illegal immigrants were rescued in the early hours of the morning by the Hellenic Coast Guard, in the sea area between the Turkish coast and the northwestern coast of Lesvos. The…

ZERO illegal migrant arrivals

ZERO illegal migrant arrivals on Greek islands

The average daily arrivals on the Greek islands for last week and the week of 13 – 19 April was zero, according to the latest report from the Office of the United…

Moria hotspot on Lesvos Island

Migration Crisis: Weekly Snapshot (06 – 12 April 2020)

As the Greek government moved 2,000 asylum seekers this week from hotspots due to their vulnerability to coronavirus, another twenty unaccompanied refugee minors left the Moria hotspot on Lesvos Island on Tuesday…

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Boat with thirty-nine migrants arrives in Lesvos

A small boat carrying 39 migrants of Afghan and African descent, arrived on Wednesday morning in a seaside area of ​​Kleios in northern Lesvos. They were immediately transferred to a chapel outside…

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Migration Crisis: Weekly Snapshot (23-29 March 2020)

As Europe went into lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, the Greek-Turkish border at Evros saw the thousands of illegal immigrants retreat into Turkish territory and arrivals on Greek islands decline. We…

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Migration Crisis: Weekly Snapshot (09 – 15 March 2020)

As Greece struggles with the mass exodus of immigrants from Turkey at its border in Evros, arrivals to the country via the Aegean islands has decreased by more than half as reported…

Greek Americans support Greece in protecting borders

Greek Americans support Greece in protecting borders (VIDEO)

Members of the Greek American community congregated in Astoria, New York City on Sunday 8th March to express their solidarity with Greece. According to witness accounts, more than two thousand people attended…

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Migration Crisis: Weekly Snapshot (02 – 08 March 2020)

The weaponisation of thousands of refugees and economic migrants by Turkey last week forced the EU to intervene and help Greece protect its borders. Turkey’s exploitation of the migration crisis and the…

Migrant Crisis

Migrant Crisis: Weekly snapshot (17 – 23 February 2020)

With Turkey actively engaging in people smuggling by not preventing tens of thousands of migrants crossing into Greece from its territory and its coast guard authorities ignoring calls from their Greek counterparts…

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The Migration crisis: Weekly snapshot (10 – 16 February 2020)

Greece’s Government announced this week that it is holding off plans to build new closed migrant detention camps on the Greek islands, to allow for negotiations with local authorities who strongly oppose…

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The Migration crisis: Weekly snapshot (03 – 09 February 2020)

We continue our weekly snapshot on the migrant crisis on the Greek islands from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The latest figures concern the arrivals of migrants…