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Tag: Mytilene

Lesvos celebrates 108th anniversary of liberation from the Ottoman Empire

Lesvos celebrates 108th anniversary of liberation from the Ottoman Empire

The mayor of Mytilene, Stratis Kytelis accompanied by the president of the Mytilene City Council, Demosthenes Hatzigiannis and Deputy Mayor of Culture, Panagiotis Tsakiris, attended Sunday’s commemorative event to mark the 108th anniversary of the liberation of Lesvos. The…

Turks harass Greek fishermen in Greece's own waters 1

Turks harass Greek fishermen in Greece’s own waters

Greek fishermen were harassed by Turkish fishermen in Greece’s waters. In particular, Turkish fishermen seem to be fishing even three to four miles just off the coast of Lesvos in an area…

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,…

243 positive coronavirus cases detected at new Kara Tepe camp 2

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…

Lesvos to be cleared of illegal immigrants by Easter 2021 4

Lesvos to be cleared of illegal immigrants by Easter 2021

All the illegal immigrants who are in Lesvos today will have left by Easter 2021, Greek Minister of Civil Protection Michalis Chrysochoidis told The Guardian. “They will all leave. Of the roughly…

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…

Arsonists of the Moria camp have been detained 5

Arsonists of the Moria camp have been detained

Almost a week after the catastrophic fire that turned the Moria migrant camp to ashes and left thousands of illegal immigrants on the street without shelter, the Minister of Civil Protection, Michalis…

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…

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