Category: Greece


New Greek asylum law sparks uproar from human rights community

A new asylum law passed by the Greek government has raised concerns among human rights organisations who say the bill would...
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“They should leave”: Greek towns protest against migrant relocation

Protestors around Greece demonstrated against the relocation of migrants from the Greek islands to the mainland on 3 November....
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Over 90,000 irregular migrants arrested this year in north-western Turkey

At least 90,000 irregular migrants were arrested by security forces in Edirne, Turkey, during the first nine months of 2019,...
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Baby and child dead after boat sinks in Aegean Sea, one of the deadliest migration routes

A two-month-old baby and a young child died after a boat carrying 35 migrants across the Aegean Sea sunk on 14 October. The boat...
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Another 500 migrants picked up near Greek islands

At least 474 migrants have been picked up on or around the Greek islands between 16 and 17 October 2019, according to Greek...
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Hundreds of migrants homeless as another Greek camp damaged by fire

Hundreds of people are living on the streets without shelter after a fire broke out in an overcrowded migrant camp in Greece. The...
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Another 700 migrants relocated to Greek mainland from overcrowded island camps

A further 700 refugees and migrants were relocated from the Greek islands to the mainland on 7 October. The move is part of...
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Germany appeals for common EU asylum policy

As irregular migrant arrivals continue to rise in Greece, German interior minister Horst Seehofer has appealed for European Union...
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Afghan woman found dead after deadly fire in Greek reception centre

The remains of an Afghan irregular migrant were found following a deadly fire that broke out at the overcrowded Moria camp on the...
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