Category: Middle East


Another 604 migrants sent to Greek mainland ahead of deportation

Another 604 migrants were transferred from the Greek islands of Samos, Chios and Lesvos to closed facilities on the mainland on...
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EU deploys more troops to Greek land border

An additional 100 border guards have been deployed to the Greek land border as part of a rapid intervention requested by Greek...
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Greece transferred 450 migrants to Athens ahead of deportation

Greek authorities have sent more than 450 irregular migrants from Lesbos island to a facility centre in the north of Athens. The...
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EU offers migrants on Greek Islands EUR 2,000 to go home

The European Union will give EUR 2,000 (USD 2,225) to migrants in overcrowded camps on the Greek islands if they agree to go back...
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Migrants stranded on Turkish-Greek border: “We are left to the dogs”

Tens of thousands of migrants are stuck on the Turkish side of the border with Greece as they dodge tear gas canisters being...
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Thirteen migrants freeze to death near the Turkey-Iran border

Thirteen irregular migrants froze to death in the Turkish city of Caldiran shortly after crossing the Iranian border, the Human...
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Greece to put migrants into “closed and isolated” camps

Following the growing tensions over the dire conditions in current migrants’ camps on the islands, Greece announced plans...
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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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