Category: Greece


Mediterranean: At least 92 migrants dead or missing in January

The Mediterranean sea continues to claim the lives of migrants attempting to reach Europe irregularly in small boats. At least 92...
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Greece to build a floating barrier to stop migrants arriving irregularly from Turkey

The Greek government plans to erect a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to prevent migrant boats from reaching its islands. The...
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Greece opens migration ministry to curb irregular migration

In response to the rising number of migrant arrivals from neighbouring Turkey, the Greek government is setting up a Ministry for...
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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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