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Refugee camps in winter: NGOs join forces and urge Greece to take action

More than 60,000 refugees and migrants exposed to snow, rain and cold. Summer tents covered by snow. Pictures that shocked the world. Who is to blame? the EU Commission that sent the funds? the Greek government? The international refugee agencies? The NGOs? Several non-governmental organizations, volunteers’ groups and networks working …

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Moria: Gov’t sends Navy Ship to host refugees (shocking videos)

At least one ship of the Greek Navy is to be dispatched to the island of Lesvos to help provide accommodation to refugees and migrants at the hot spot of Moria amid freezing temperatures and heavy snow falls. The ship is reportedly “fully equipped to receive any camp residents that …

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The “unaccompanied” minor brides: Greece’s Migration Minister reveals new phenomenon in Migration Crisis

Greece’s Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas vowed to improve living conditions in the overcrowded migrants camps especially on the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Yannis Mouzalas revealed a new phenomenon in the Migration: The Unaccompanied Brides These are minor girls married to adult refugees and …

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Baker Arvanitakis receives EESC Prize for helping refugees & migrants on Kos

Dionysis Arvanitakis, a 77-year-old baker from the island of Kos, is the second winner of the Civil Society Prize with which the EESC rewards the most outstanding examples of solidarity with migrants. Dionysis Arvanitakis is a 77-year-old Greek baker who at the height of the refugee crisis was baking over …

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German Chancellor Merkel stands by Greece and Tsipras

“This is not the place where decisions will be made,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a joint press statement with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Berlin on Friday. “That matter is in good hands with the institutions and the Eurogroup.” In just few words, the German Chancellor rejected …

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Danish MP suggests shooting at boats carrying migrants

Security forces should shoot at the boats of migrants trying to reach the European Union illegally, a member of parliament for the Danish government’s main political ally, the Danish People’s Party, suggested on national television. “The only efficient way is to turn the boats and say: ‘You cannot sail within …

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Rare intervention for Greece: Commission tells Turkey to respect EU member states’ sovereignty

In a rare “political reaction” the European Commission intervened in Turkey’s attempts to escalate tension with Greece and advised the aspiring EU member to respect the sovereignty of other EU member states. Ankara must respect the sovereignty of EU member states over their sea and airspace, European Commission spokesperson Maja …

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Samos: Council for Refugees accuses police of “torturing ISIS victim”

The police station on the island of Samos has been accused to have tortured a 25-year-old refugee from Iraq. According non-profit organization Greek Council for Refugees, the man had requested international protection in Greece and had been tortured by members of the ISIS and therefore he should have joined the …

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