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Greece to hire another 250 border guards for Evros region

Greece’s Ministry for Citizen Protection signed a decision to hire 250 border guards to serve at Evros the northeastern land border with Turkey. The decision was signed by Minister Takis Theodorikakos and Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Eleftherios Economou on Sunday. Following the publication of the decision, a proclamation is to …

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Online platform for Ukrainian refugees in Greece opens on March 28

A platform for Ukrainian refugees to apply for temporary protection and identification card will go live on March 28, Migration & Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Sunday. In an interview with Sunday newspaper Real News, Mitsrakis said via the platform the Ukrainian Refugees will register for individual appointments at …

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Greece to send transport mean to Poland for Ukrainian refugees’ resettlement

Greece will send buses or airplanes to Poland to resettle Ukrainean refugees in the country following an appeal by the Polish government, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Thursday. The appeal came as more than 1.3 million Ukrainians have sought refuge in Poland. The minister stressed that the …

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Greece to grant Ukrainian refugees one-year protection status, right to work

The Greek state will provide one-year protection status along with rights to work and medical care to Ukrainian refugees entering Greece, the Migration & Asylum Ministry announced on Wednesday. This will be issued to Ukrainian nationals within 90 days of their entering Greece, as the usual 90-day visa entry requirement …

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Greece’s Forum on Refugees receives a barrage of requests by Ukrainian citizens

The Greek Forum of Refugees said on Wednesday that it is getting phone calls every five minutes from Ukrainian citizens seeking help for themselves or their families, who have been impacted by the war in Ukraine. They ask for information about how a Ukrainian can ask for asylum in Greece, …

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Two migrants die as they tried to cross swollen torrent amid rainstorm in North Greece

A woman who went missing in a mountainous area in Serres regional unit, northern Greece, on Wednesday while trying to cross a swollen torrent amid rainstorms along with a group of migrants was found dead on Thursday. The 24-year-old Iranian national was accompanying her 37-year-old husband who drowned while trekking …

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UNHCR “deeply distressed” over recent migrant’s deaths in the Aegean Sea

The UNHCR, the United Nations Agency for Refugees, said that it was “deeply distressed” by the recent death toll in Greece’s Aegean Sea, where at least 31 people lost their lives in three separate shipwrecks between 21 and 24 December, while an unknown number are still missing. “It is heart-rending …

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11 migrants die, 92 rescued when boat capsizes off Antikythera

A total of 92 migrants who were trapped on the islet of Prassonisi, north of Antikythera, were rescued on Friday. Another 11 people died when the boat ran aground and their bodies were retrieved from the sea by the Greek Coast Guard. The migrants were on a sailing boat that …

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One more person rescued, 3 bodies recovered after migrants boat sank in Aegean

One person was rescued short before Wednesday midnight almost 24 hours after a boat carrying migrants sank in the sea area off the island of Folegandros. The man from Egypt was 20 hours in the water before he was rescued and transferred to the hospital of neighboring Santorini. Meanwhile, the …

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