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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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Lesvos: Second refugee dies at the hot spot of Moria

A Syrian refugee  was found dead inside a tent at the refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesvos (Lesbos) on Saturday morning. the incident marks the second refugee death in Moria in a week. According to local media, the 46-year-old man was taken to the hospital of …

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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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Strong rainstorm floods the island of Lesvos (picts, videos)

A tough night for the island of Lesvos: Strong rainfall and hail had houses and shops flooded, drivers trapped in roads turned into rivers and left large areas without electricity for several hours. Plomari and Kalloni are the regions most struck by the bad weather, in Kalloni schools are closed …

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Riots in Moria camp after woman and child killed in tragic gas explosion

Riots broke out at Moria detention camp on the island of Lesvos, when a cooking gas exploded killing an Afghan grandmother, 66, and her 5-year-old grandchild. Seriously injured were the mother, 25, and a sibling 4 years old; they were transferred to Athens for treatment with a C-120 helicopter. Another …

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Lesvos: Customs Authorities seize several cars operated by NGOs

Several vehicles operated by international non-governmental organizations on the island of Lesvos have been seized by the Greek customs authorities. According to Athens News Agency, the vehicles had been violating Greek and European laws, according to which license plates should be changed if a vehicle operates for more than six …

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Outgoing US President Obama to visit Greece, Nov 14-15

Outdoing US President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Greece November 14-15, Greek media report adding that high on the agenda in his meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be the debt relief. However, the visit has not be officially confirmed yet. The White House said yesterday it had …

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