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MSF warns of increasing assaults against children in Moria camp

Médecins Sans Frontières’ Greece Medical Coordinator Dr. Declan Barry told Newsweek that since mid-May, the organization has seen an average of one reported case of sexual assault per week, which adds up to at least 21 cases reported to MSF alone in less than five months. Barry said that those cases involved women, …

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NGOs describe conditions at Moria refugee camp as “shameful”

More than 17,000 refugees and migrants are crammed into reception centers, camps, on the Greek islands in conditions civil society organizations describe as “shameful.” In a joint statement 19 NGOs urge Greek authorities to take action beyond focusing on one camp. Especially, the living conditions in Moria camp on the …

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UPD 2000 migrants to return to Greece as Athens Berlin reach agreement

Berlin and Athens have reached an agreement that will allow Germany to return asylum seekers to Greece, a German Interior Ministry spokesperson said on Friday. The agreement will extend to asylum seekers registered in the Eurodac system the spokesperson said. “We have reached an agreement with Greece, the interior ministries …

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Europeans are no longer shocked by pictures of drowned children

Europeans are no longer shocked by pictures of drowned migrants and refugees children.Their pictures no longer make it to headlines. The urgency Europe felt following the death of  3-year-old refugee boy Kurdi washed ashore a Turkish shore in 2015 appears to have dissipated. Just look at the direction in which …

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Two Ukrainians sentenced to 180 years for smuggling migrants to Greece

Two Ukrainians imprisoned in Greece for 180 years for smuggling migrants into the country. Currently, there are about 150 Ukrainians in Greek prisons who are convicted on similar charges.  A court in Greece has sentenced Serhiy Shvayuk, a musician of the Ivano-Frankivsk band Perkalaba, and his friend Petro Lytvynchuk to …

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