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MSF: Dramatic deterioration for vulnerable asylum seekers on Lesvos

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has released a new report highlighting the drastic deterioration of the care and protection for vulnerable people in Lesbos, Greece, who have fled from violence and wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and suffer from post-war psychological trauma. “Vulnerable people are falling through the cracks and are …

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Asylum seekers clash with police in Moria frustrated about living conditions and asylum delays

Migrants clashed with police in and around the hot spot Moria on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday after they staged a protest about the poor living conditions and delays in asylum procedures. According to local media, the protest was staged by a group of African migrants, who set gabrage …

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200 earthquake-hit locals sleep on the streets after tourist season opened on Lesvos

Some 200 people, residents of the village largely destroyed by the earthquake, are back on the streets, seeking a place to sleep. They were staying in hotels and touristic rooms since the earthquake with 6.4 R stroke the island of Lesvos on June 12 2017  and destroyed the majority of …

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The earthquake moved Lesvos 4.4cm away from Chios, seismologists say

Measurements of two geodetic stations installed on the two islands showed that the distance between Lesvos and Chios increased by 4.4 cm because of the 6.3 (6.1R) earthquake of June 12 2017. This is what Thanassis Ganas, geologist-seismologist and research director at the National Observatory in Athens claims. Speaking to …

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468,000 financial aid for infrastructure damages caused by Lesvos earthquake

Financial aid totaling 468,000 euro has been approved by the Greek Interior Ministry for the damages caused by the earthquake on June 12. The money will be allocated to the Municipality of Lesvos so that damages in the infrastructure network will be repaired. The financial aid of 300,000 euro has …

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Teenager heroine saves siblings before house collapse in Lesvos earthquake

A teenager heroine. In the first moments of panic after the powerful earthquake strikes the island of Lesvos, a 15-year-old girl puts her own safety and fears aside and saves her three underage siblings. The family house collapsed, like many other houses in the village of Vrisa. “My eldest daughter …

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Strong aftershock 5.2R rattles Lesvos; experts have declared hundreds of houses as “uninhabitable”

An earthquake with 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred in the sea area 31 km south-west of the island of Lesvos on Saturday night. It occurred in a depth of 10 km. According to reports from the island, locals reacted cool to the new powerful tremor, no damages have …

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Experts confirm “tsunami” in Plomari harbor after earthquake in Lesvos (video)

The earthquake that stroke with 6.3 R on Monday in the sea area between the islands of Lesvsos and Chios in the East Aegean Sea “caused a tsunami,” the chairman of  Greek Earthquake Planning and Protections Organization (EPPO) said on Wednesday. Speaking to website newsit.gr, Efthymios Lekkas confirmed that a …

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Vrisa: The ghost village of Lesvos after earthquake strikes with 6.3R

Vrisa in south Lesvos. A ghost village. Destruction. Despair. Nine in ten houses in the village have collapsed or suffered serious damage. The powerful earthquake that stroke with 6.3R left behind a woman dead, 15 people injured and huge material damage. “We have no future here,” a resident tells Euronews. …

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105 refugees rescued in Eastern Aegean, tension in Chios hot spot

105 refugees were rescued in two different incidents on Friday. A Romanian vessel of Frontex located and rescued 45 refugees and migrants in the sea region of Keramia off the island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea. In a second incident, 60 refugees and migrants were rescued in the …

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Syrian refugees of Kurdish origin on hunger strike in Moria hot spot

Syrian refugees of Kurdish origin continue their hunger strike for sixth consecutive day in the hot spot of Moria on the island of Lesvos. The twelve men protest for long delays in the process of  examining asylum requests by the secondary committees. Eleven of them launched the hunger strike last …

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At least 16 dead when boat with refugees capsizes in the Aegean Sea

At least seven people have drowned when a boat carrying refugees capsized in the Aegean Sea on Monday morning. Two women have been rescued, one of them is in advanced pregnancy. Unconfirmed reports speak of another four bodies to have been washed out on the Turkish coast. A Search and …

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Refugees and migrants flows increase again: 566 new arrivals in last five days

Refugees and migrants flow from Turkey to Greece started to rise again. In last five days, a total of 566 people arrived to the Greek islands on boat coming form Turkey. Most affected are the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos. It is unclear whether the flow increase is due …

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