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Migrant crossing via Evros river sees sharp increase in October

Authorities in northern Greece have reported a sharp increase in migrant crossings at the country’s land border with Turkey along with a rise in arrests of smuggling suspects. Authorities say migrant crossings at GR-Turkey border 82 percent higher in October than previous year. The number of migrants registered and arrested …

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Police officer suspended, 4 under probe for mistreating elderly migrant in Moria

Internal administrative investigation against four policemen had been launched for the incident in Moria camp, Greek Police announced Saturday afternoon. Ανακοίνωση σχετικά με εντολή διενέργειας Ε.Δ.Ε. σε βάρος τεσσάρων αστυνομικών για περιστατικό στο ΚΥΤ Μόριας Λέσβου, ανάκληση στις Υπηρεσίες τους & θέση σε διαθεσιμότητα ενός εξ΄ αυτών ▶https://t.co/UbhMMSPhNT — Ελληνική …

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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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Three migrant women found to have been stabbed to death near Evros river

The bodies of three women who had allegedly illegally entered Greece were found stabbed to death near the Evros river, the natural border between Greece and Turkey. The bodies were found on an agricultural land plot near the village of Praggi by Didymoteicho by a local at Wednesday noon. According …

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Tragedy in the Aegean: 4 dead, 30 missing when refugee boat sinks

The bodies of four people have been recovered and estimated 30 people are still missing twelve hours after a refugee boat sank in the sea area between the Turkish coast and the island of Chios. One woman was rescued because she wore a life jacket and managed to swim to …

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12-year-old refugee girl in hospital after self-harm with sharp object

A 12-year-old refugee girl was transferred to a hospital in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece on Tuesday noon. She girl had suffered injuries she caused to herself with a sharp object while in the reception center where she has been living with her family. The refugee girl from Iran was living in …

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