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A hell of a night for thousands fleeing fire: 60% of Moria hot spot infrastructure burned down (Updates)

It was a hell of a night for the some 4,000 refugees and migrants in Moria hot spot. Mothers carrying their babies in their arms, fragile elderly, disabled, children and men… they all started to run away from the fire that was sweeping through the tents and the prefabricated containers. …

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EU to release a €115-million aid package for NGOs dealing with refugees

Drop by drop, slice by slice, tranche by trance. Another package of the much-praised and anticipated aid for refugees and migrants in Greece is underway. EU Commissioner for humanitarian Aids and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides announced that a total of 115 million euro will be given to non-governmental organizations to …

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EU wants Greece, Bulgaria to jointly patrol borders, while member-states are 90% behind the relocation target

Greek and Bulgarian police are to start joint patrols along the Greek-Bulgarian and Bulgarian-Turkish borders in a bid to prevent undocumented migrants from continuing their journeys via the so-called Balkan Route. Citizens’ Protection Minister Nikos Toskas discussed the matter with Bulgaria’s Interior Minister Rumiana Bachvarova during a recent visit to …

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Greece bans blood donations in 12 districts over Malaria

Twelve districts of Greece have banned blood donations because of malaria cases some of them to have been contracted domestically and the majority of them to be “imported.” Over the weekend, the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) and the National Center for Blood Donation both issued blood …

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Prosecutor to investigate Bishop of Chios over “hate speech”

Greece’s General Secretary for Human Rights made an unprecedented move: Kostis Papaioannou He collected the recent “hate” statements made by Bishop of Chios Markos and forwarded them to the prosecutor in charge of Racism Crimes. The prosecutor should investigate whether the Bishop has committed any offenses. The General Secretary allegedly …

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Lesvos: 70 people incl 2month old baby, pregnant woman rescued after migrant boat sinks

A dinghy loaded with refugees and migrants sank on Thursday morning two nautical mile off the island of Lesvos. A search and rescue operation was launched, the Greek Coast Guard managed to rescue 68 people who were on and around the boat in the sea. Later, two more people were …

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