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Hellenic Coast Guard rescues 36 illegal immigrants 1

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 2

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,…

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Migrant services employees walk out indefinitely over 17 colleagues

Greece’s Minister of Asylum and Migration Notis Mitarachi announced on Thursday that employees from its Asylum service have staged a strike in defence of colleagues. Union representative said they were protesting the…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

EU to continue funding Greece’s asylum support programme 4

EU to continue funding Greece’s asylum support programme

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Greece, Philippe Leclerc, has said that the EU Commission will continue to finance the Estia housing programme placing asylum seekers in apartments in 2019.…

2000 Greek Volunteers share UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award 5

2000 Greek Volunteers share UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

More than 2,000 sea rescue volunteers, who last year saved thousands trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, have won the annual Nansen prize, the UN refugee agency has announced. The Hellenic…

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