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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…

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…

Greece confirms more coronavirus cases at Moria migrant camp

Greece confirms more coronavirus cases at Moria migrant camp

Greece has recorded an additional nine coronavirus cases at the Moria Reception and Identification Center on the island of Lesvos, a migration ministry official said on Monday. This brings the total to…

British tourists hold illegal 'corona parties' in Zante

British tourists hold illegal ‘corona parties’ in Zakynthos

British tourists are holding illegal ‘corona parties’ in Zakynthos and flouting the rules— not social distancing and not wearing a face mask. Footage circulating on social media under #Zante2020, shows partygoers raving…

First coronavirus case reported in Moria migrant camp

First coronavirus case reported in Moria migrant camp

Greece announced the first coronavirus case in its largest migrant camp, the Moria Reception and Identification Center on the island of Lesvos, after a man who had been living outside the camp…

Greek President thanks the "Lesvos grandmothers"

Greek President thanks the “Lesvos grandmothers”

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou met with Militsa (Emilia) Kamvysi and Efrstratia Mavrapidou, two of the three “Lesvos grandmothers”. The Greek grandmothers became a symbol of the Lesvos islanders’ solidarity…

'The Smile of the Child'-  World Refugee Day 19

‘The Smile of the Child’- World Refugee Day

Greece’s non-profit organisation ‘The Smile of the Child’, has issued a message for World Refugee Day, which you can read here- “The Smile of the Child”, committed to its mission for the…

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Germany to take another 249 refugee children from Greece

Two hundred and forty-nine refugee children will be relocated to Germany, the country’s interior minister Horst Seehofer announced on Wednesday, noting that most of the minors are sick or the siblings of…