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3 people missing, 42 rescued when migrants boat capsized off Crete

Three people have been missing and 42 have been rescued after a boat carrying migrants came in distress 27 nautical miles south-west of the island of Crete early Thursday morning. The migrants had reportedly called the Italian search and rescue center, stating that they were on a boat in distress, …

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One man died, 4 people missing after migrants boat capsized off Samos

One man lost his life and four people reported missing, while 25 migrants have been rescued after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the island of Samos early Sunday morning. . Rescue efforts continue. Another tragic reminder of the risky journeys people continue to embark on in search of safety. …

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Four people missing after migrants boat capsizes off Farmakonisi

Four migrants remain missing on Sunday, after their boat capsized off the island of  Farmakonisi on Saturday. 20 people reportedly managed to reach the land. A total of 62 people were rescued from the sea on a single day. Search And Rescue operation for the four missing persons continued on …

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Lesvos: 3 dead, unknown number of missing as migrants boat crashed into rocks

The bodies of three people have been recovered so far after a boat carrying around 36 refugees and migrants crashed into rocks on the Greek island of Lesvos in the early hours of Wednesday. The boat had launched from the Turkish coast, while gale-force northern winds were blowing with intensity …

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Greece passes “Migrants Bill” to tackle labor shortages

A bill allowing migrants to obtain a three-year residency and work permit as a means to tackle labor shortages in various sectors was passed by the Greek Parliament in a roll call vote on Tuesday. The bill – which is in fact a bit of confusing – passed with a …

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One woman dead, 18 migrants rescued when boat sinks off Agathonissi

The body of one woman was recovered from the sea and 18 passengers of a dinghy boat were rescued after the boat sank south-east of the island of the Agathonissi in the eastern Aegean Sea on Friday morning. A Search And Rescue operation was launched with the participation of two …

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3 dead, 2 missing after migrants boat sinks off Symi

A search and rescue operation was underway Monday after a dinghy carrying migrants sank overnight off the coast of the small eastern Greek island of Symi, leaving at least three people dead, the coast guard said. Eight people were rescued, with two of them transported to a hospital on the …

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Greece wants EU to sanction countries that refuse deported migrants, minister says

Greece is urging other European Union member states to adopt a proposed plan to sanction countries that refuse to accept migrants deported by the bloc. Dimitris Kairidis, the Greek minister for asylum and migration, said existing bilateral agreements for returning migrants between individual EU member states and non-member countries had …

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25 migrants rescued from burning Dadia forest

A group of twenty-five people, believed to be undocumented migrants, has been rescued from the burning forest of Dadia in Evros region, north-eastern Greece, where a wildfire has been raging for the 14th consecutive day. The group was reportedly located in a burning part of the forest between Dadia and …

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5 migrants die in boat incidents off Lesvos and Samos

Four men and one woman have lost their lives on Monday morning in two separate incidents with boats carrying migrants and refugees from Turkey to Greece. According to Greek authorities, four people died and 18 were rescued Monday after a boat carrying migrants apparently sank northeast of the Greek island …

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Charred body found in Dadia forest; number of migrants burned in Evros rises to 20

Τhe body of one more person has been found charred in the forest of Dadia in Evros, north-eastern Greece. The fire victim was most possible a migrant, raising the number of migrants who lost their lives in the wildfires to 20. The body was found with burn injured in the …

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Authorities press charges against Albanian “sheriff” and his migrants victims

The prosecutor in Alexandroupolis, northern Greece, on Thursday pressed charges on three men arrested for illegally detaining 13 migrants. He also pressed charges against their victims, though. The three men had forced the migrants into a trailer and uploaded a video on social media thus accusing them of starting wildfires …

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Greece foils illegal entry of 2,720 undocumented migrants Aug 14-17

Greek authorities foiled the illegal entry of 2,720 undocumented migrants into the country between August 14 and 17, 2023. it was announced on Sunday. During the same time frame, police apprehended 85 undocumented migrants, as stated in the same announcement. Furthermore, the authorities successfully apprehended 29 human traffickers, with 12 …

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Human trafficker tears with a knife dinghy carrying migrants (video)

At least 11 irregular migrants were located on a half-sunk inflatable dinghy at the sea area of Agrelia, south of Lesvos airport, the Greek Coast Guard reported on Thursday. One of the people on board, suspected of being a trafficker, tore the dinghy with a sharp object, while the coast …

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