Category: Greece


Eight children among 23 migrants who drowned in Greek and Turkish waters

In two separate incidents, 23 migrants, including eight children, drowned when their boats sank off the coasts of Turkey and...
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Lowest number of irregular migrants arriving in Europe since 2013

A total of 127,657 migrants entered Europe irregularly in 2019, meaning that irregular migration to Europe is at its lowest since...
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Migrant crossings from Turkey to EU doubled in 2019

In 2019, more than 70,000 migrants have crossed from Turkey into EU countries, while 445,000 were allegedly intercepted and held...
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Germany rejects call to bring 4,000 children from Greek migrant camps to Berlin

The German government has rejected a call by the Green Party to bring 4,000 unaccompanied children from overcrowded migrant camps...
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Only 1% of migrant children on Greek islands are going to school

Ninety-nine per cent of the 12,000 migrant children who live in harmful conditions in camps on the Greek islands do not go to...
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“Not enough food, bathrooms, or healthcare services,” says Ramin, an Afghan returnee

Ramin*, 22, is one of the many Afghans who have been returned home this year after attempting to migrate irregularly to Europe....
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Thirteen members of Italo-Greek smuggling group have been arrested in Italy

Thirteen members of an international criminal group which smuggled migrants from Greece to Italy were recently arrested,...
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Europe must do more to protect child migrants in Greece, urges UNHCR chief

Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has expressed his serious concerns for the safety and welfare...
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Over 55,000 migrants intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard in 2019

Turkey has reinforced its efforts to block irregular migrants from reaching Greece. In 2019, the flow of irregular migrants...
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