Tag: Somalia

Greek tanker hijacked off Somalia's coast 

Greek tanker hijacked off Somalia’s coast 

Chemical tanker AEGEAN II has been hijacked by armed men in Somali waters. According to a report by maritime consultancy Dryad Global, the 1994-built 8,100 dwt vessel is believed to have been…

Germany to take another 100 refugee children from Greece

Germany to take another 100 refugee children from Greece

One hundred refugee children will be relocated to Germany on Friday, following an agreement in March, a spokesperson of Germany’s federal Interior Ministry said on Monday. Their countries of origin include Afghanistan,…

Hellenic Coast Guard rescues 36 illegal immigrants 6

Hellenic Coast Guard rescues 36 illegal immigrants

Thirty-six illegal immigrants were rescued in the early hours of the morning by the Hellenic Coast Guard, in the sea area between the Turkish coast and the northwestern coast of Lesvos. The…

Only 22% of illegal immigrants on the Greek islands are women 7

Only 22% of illegal immigrants on the Greek islands are women

Between June 1- 7, 72 illegal immigrants arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from the previous week’s 55 arrivals but a decrease from last year’s 766 arrivals during the same period,…

Illegal immigrants burn olive grove in Lesvos 9

Illegal immigrants burn olive grove in Lesvos

An olive grove was burnt by illegal immigrants on the East Aegean island of Lesvos. The burning of the olive grove took place in Moria, the location of the infamous migrant camp.…

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 (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…

Greek Evros border

Migrant Crisis: Weekly Snapshot (16 – 22 March 2020)

Greece continues its struggle to maintain control of its Evros land border with Turkey where hundreds of young foreign national males, are aided and abetted by Turkish authorities in their violent attacks…

illegal immigrants

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…

illegal migrants greece

Migration Crisis: Weekly Snapshot (02 – 08 March 2020)

The weaponisation of thousands of refugees and economic migrants by Turkey last week forced the EU to intervene and help Greece protect its borders. Turkey’s exploitation of the migration crisis and the…

Migrant Crisis

Migrant Crisis: Weekly snapshot (17 – 23 February 2020)

With Turkey actively engaging in people smuggling by not preventing tens of thousands of migrants crossing into Greece from its territory and its coast guard authorities ignoring calls from their Greek counterparts…

refugee

819 refugee arrivals in last week of 2019

According to the latest report from the UN Refugee Agency in Greece, this week saw the arrival of 819 people on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 1,739 arrivals but…