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Burnt Moria refugee camp is a "garbage dump"

Burnt Moria refugee camp is a “garbage dump”

Photographs published today by Protothema, show that the burnt Moria refugee camp has turned into “garbage dump,” which residents of the area are calling a “sanitary bomb.” Less than a month ago,…

EU Commission presents new migration plan

EU Commission presents new migration plan

The European Commission on Wednesday revealed a new migration plan that stresses mandatory burden sharing and sending illegal migrants back to their home countries. Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission president, called…

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243 positive coronavirus cases detected at new Kara Tepe camp

Greece confirmed 243 positive covid-19 cases at the new temporary hosting facility for migrants and refugees at Kara Tepe on the island of Lesvos. According to the National Public Health Organisation, a…

Germany will take in about 1,500 migrants from Greece

Germany will take in about 1,500 migrants from Greece

According to government sources, Germany wants to take in about 1,500 migrants stranded on Greek islands following a series of fires that devastated the refugee camp of Moria, Reuters reported. This in addition…

6% of the 12,500 homeless Moria camp residents rehoused

6% of the 12,500 homeless Moria camp residents rehoused

Just over 6% of the 12,500 refugees who are homeless after the fire at Moria last week, have been rehoused in a new temporary facility under construction, authorities announced on Monday. By Monday…

Massive fire breaks out in Beirut's port (VIDEO) 3

Massive fire breaks out in Beirut’s port (VIDEO)

Mere weeks after a ginormous explosion rocked Beirut, killing more than 180 people and injuring more than 6,000 others, the same area in Beirut is ablaze again. Video footage has emerged showing…

Firefighters fight fire on three fronts in Mytilene

Firefighters fight fire on three fronts in Mytilene

Firefighters are currently battling a blaze in Mytilene, Lesvos with three active fronts- Vatousa, Antissa and Moria. According to the first information from the local authorities, the fires broke out almost at…

Friday is "the most dangerous day for fires", says Minister

Friday is “the most dangerous day for fires”, says Minister

Greece’s Deputy Minister for Civil Protection & Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias, has warned citizens and visitors that Friday September 4, is the most dangerous day for fires. According to the statement posted on the website of the…

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Greek PM visits wildfire-stricken town of Mati

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the fire-stricken resort of Mati, one week after the two-year anniversary of the tragedy which claimed 102 lives. Mitsotakis said that the main challenge facing his government was to…

We will not forget Mati, says Greek PM

We will not forget Mati, says Greek PM

On July 23, 2018, wildfires that devastated the seaside town of Mati, left the entire Greek nation and the world in a state of shock. On the anniversary of the deadly fire,…

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Fires rage across Greece

Greek authorities are concerned about the fact that 57 fires broke out in the country in just 24 hours. Most fires were extinguished quickly. Kechries, a village in the municipality of Corinth…

Damning new evidence on the 2018 Mati fire points to a cover-up

Damning new evidence on the 2018 Mati fire points to a cover-up

Court documents regarding the deadly July 23, 2018, wildfires in Eastern Attica brought to light by Kathimerini, points to a “cover-up with huge moral, political and penal implications,” government spokesperson Stelios Petsas…