Tag: Lesvos

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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…

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Migrant children vaccinated in Lesvos

A mass vaccination program for migrant children in Lesvos, completed its first round over the weekend. The National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced it provided the first or repeat shots of MMR…

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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…

27 new illegal immigrants arrive in Lesvos, mostly Africans

58 illegal immigrants arrive in Lesvos

Two boats carrying 58 illegal immigrants arrived at the shores of the Aegean island of Lesvos on Saturday. One boat carrying 20 people came ashore close to the town of Molyvos, in…

Migrant Crisis: Weekly Snapshot (29 June - 05 July 2020)

Migrant Crisis: Weekly Snapshot (29 June – 05 July 2020)

As Greece opened up its borders for international tourism, the people smuggling trade also opened up for business with a small but steady flow of illegal immigrants crossing the Aegean from neighbouring…

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27 undocumented migrants cross from Turkey to Lesvos

Authorities on the Aegean island of Lesvos have put 27 undocumented migrants who reached the island on Sunday in a dinghy from Turkey, into quarantine. The boat reached the village of Thermis…

Greek government extends lockdown at migrant camps

Greek government extends lockdown at migrant camps

Following a joint decision by the Migration, Health and Citizens’ Protection ministries, Greece announced an extension of its COVID-19 lockdown measures in the country’s migrant reception centres. It has been extended through…

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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…

1,843 refugees with free movement permits, leave Lesvos

1,843 refugees with free movement permits, leave Lesvos

Some 1,843 refugees from the island of Lesvos who were provided with documents of free movement, departed from the island from June 5 to June 25, officials announced on Thursday. Of those,…