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asylum seekers

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…

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Illegal immigrant arrested for murder on Greek island

An 18-year-old Afghan man who took part in the murder of a 21-year-old compatriot on Sunday night, was arrested by authorities after he was located hiding inside a residence in the town of…

France to welcome 750 asylum seekers

France to welcome 750 asylum seekers from Greece

Greece’s Alternate Minister of Migration and Asylum Giorgos Koumoutsakos announced that 750 asylum seekers will be relocated to France, following an agreement made in January this year with French Minister of State…

migrants

Locals set fire to a hotel that was accommodating refugees

Locals prevented buses carrying refugees being relocated from congested Aegean island camps to new accommodation in northern Greece, and set fire to a hotel where they were supposed to be housed, Greek…

Asylum service

Migrant services employees walk out indefinitely over 17 colleagues

Greece’s Minister of Asylum and Migration Notis Mitarachi announced on Thursday that employees from its Asylum service have staged a strike in defence of colleagues. Union representative said they were protesting 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…

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Coronavirus cluster of 100 new cases in Peloponnese, Greece

A very large number of coronavirus cases have been detected in Kranidi migrant accommodation in the Peloponnese. According to some sources, the total cases are more than 100, while others speak of…

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…

migrants

Migration Crisis: Weekly snapshot (30 March – 05 April 2020)

With borders closed and international travel at a standstill, illegal immigration to Greece has been drastically reduced as revealed by the latest figures from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner…

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Afghani kills 16-year-old teenager in migrant camp

A 20-year-old Afghan man has reportedly stabbed and killed a 16-year-old Afghan teenager around dawn on Wednesday on the island of Lesvos, according to authorities. The incident took place a short distance…

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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…

migrants

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…