Tag: Afghanistan

Greece and Afghanistan sign memorandum on returning illegal immigrants 1

Greece and Afghanistan sign memorandum on returning illegal immigrants

A Memorandum of Understanding between Greece and Afghanistan was signed yesterday by Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis and Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Meerwais Nab. The signing ceremony of the Memorandum in…

121 asylum seekers leave Greece for Germany

121 asylum seekers leave Greece for Germany

A group of 121 asylum seekers including 28 unaccompanied minors with medical needs who were living in migrant camps on the Greeks islands, arrived in Germany on Wednesday in order to be…

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Another 175 asylum seekers are leaving Greece for Germany

A group of 175 asylum seekers are leaving for Germany today, consisting of 85 unaccompanied minors and 90 families with children from migrant camps on the Greek islands, in order to be…

30 illegal Pakistani immigrants deported from Greece 4

30 illegal Pakistani immigrants deported from Greece

The first flight to return illegal immigrants of Pakistani nationality back to their country of origin took place late yesterday afternoon from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. Yesterday’s flight returns 30 Pakistanis…

Germany to take another 100 refugee children from Greece

Germany to take another 100 refugee children from Greece

One hundred refugee children will be relocated to Germany on Friday, following an agreement in March, a spokesperson of Germany’s federal Interior Ministry said on Monday. Their countries of origin include Afghanistan,…

Hellenic Coast Guard rescues 36 illegal immigrants 13

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…

Only 22% of illegal immigrants on the Greek islands are women 14

Only 22% of illegal immigrants on the Greek islands are women

Between June 1- 7, 72 illegal immigrants arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from the previous week’s 55 arrivals but a decrease from last year’s 766 arrivals during the same period,…

Illegal immigrants burn olive grove in Lesvos 16

Illegal immigrants burn olive grove in Lesvos

An olive grove was burnt by illegal immigrants on the East Aegean island of Lesvos. The burning of the olive grove took place in Moria, the location of the infamous migrant camp.…

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Illegal migration to Greece comes to a near standstill

According to Greek government sources illegal migration flows have come to a near standstill, noting huge decreases since the coronavirus outbreak. Specifically, 2,773 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece in April 2019,…

Greek police catch migrant smuggler in wild pursuit 20

Greek police catch migrant smuggler in wild pursuit

Hellenic Police, in particular, the Immediate Action and the Crime Prevention Prevention Team (OPKE), conducted a wild pursuit of a migrant smuggler in Zagliveri, reported Security News. It all started when a…

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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Migrant Crisis: Weekly Snapshot (16 – 22 March 2020)

Greece continues its struggle to maintain control of its Evros land border with Turkey where hundreds of young foreign national males, are aided and abetted by Turkish authorities in their violent attacks…

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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…

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