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90 migrants rescued from sailboat in distress off Kythera

Greek authorities on Sunday announced the rescue of 90 refugees and migrants, among them 18 women and 37 children, on board a sailboat in distress off the island of Kythera, off south Peloponnese. Responders to a call to the European emergency number 112 on Saturday evening found the vessel southeast …

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Evros: 91 migrants incl 34 children stranded on an islet

Greek authorities on Sunday rescued a total of 91 people stranded on an islet in Evros river. it is the second large group that stranded in the area in the last 3 days. According to police, a group of “migrants were brought to Greek territory by a smuggler who transported …

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Six migrants bodies recovered from sunk boat off Mykonos

The bodies of five people have been recovered from a boat carrying migrants that capsized near Mykonos last Friday, while the body of one woman was washed ashore of the island of Antiparos. A special divers unit on Tuesday recovered the dead bodies of four women and a man from …

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Evros: Ten border guards arrested for involvement in migrants trafficking

Greek Police has arrested ten border guards serving at the Evros border with Turkey in north-eastern Greece for being involved in illegal trafficking of migrants. The operation of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Hellenic Police in the prefecture of Evros is in progress, with the arrests το have …

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3 dead, 12 missing when migrants boat capsizes off Mykonos (vid)

Three people have died and 12 are missing when a boat carrying migrants capsized off the island of Mykonos early Friday morning. Two migrants have been rescued, so far. The one Syrian and one Palestinian men, were spotted swimming in the area north-eastern of Mykonos. They were transferred to safety …

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EU Commissioner urges full investigation into alleged migrants’ pushback in Greece.

The European Commission has called on Greek authorities to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into fresh allegations of illegal migrant deportations, stated Ylva Johansson, the EU’s Home Affairs Commissioner, on Monday. Video footage published by the New York Times on Friday shows the Greek Coast Guard rounding up asylum …

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Migrants’ boat runs aground off south Peloponnese; one dead

A half-sunken sailing boat with 47 migrants on board, including many women and and children, was located on Thursday morning on Arfigia beach at Neo Itylo, in southern Peloponnese. The boat had run aground and the passengers were found stranded on a beach, were also the body of a passenger …

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Four migrants missing in boatwreck off Samos

Greece’s Coast Guard was alerted at dawn on Thursday when it was informed of missing migrants in the sea area off Samiopoula of the island of Samos in the eastern Aegean Sea. A Coast Guard vessel, a Frontex vessel and a Super Puma helicopter rushed in  the area for the …

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Three dead, many missing after migrants’ boat crashes into Lesvos rocks (video)

Greece’s Coast Guard has recovered the bodies of two women and one man after a boat carrying migrants crashed into rocks on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday morning. So far 19 people have been rescued and more are missing as survivors said there were a total of 41 people …

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Crete: Boat with 430 migrants, incl 100 children, towed to safety

The fishing boat with 430 migrants onboard was towed to Skala Palaiochoras where it docked at 2 o’ clock Tuesday afternoon after a big rescue operation. According to state broadcaster ERT, three of the 100 children in total suffered faint incidents and were transferred to the local hospital with ambulances. …

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Dozens missing, 11 rescued after migrants boat sinks off Evia (video)

A large-scale Search And Rescue operation has been ongoing in the sea near Cape Kafireas between Evia and Andros on Tuesday after a sailing boat carrying migrants sank with an an unknown number of passengers onboard. Nine people who managed to reach the rocky islet of Mandilos have been rescued …

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Greece to raise naked migrants issue with UN; Turkey claims “fake news”

Greece’s Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Monday that he will inform the United Nations on the issue of 92 naked migrants collected at the Evros river, the natural border with Turkey  on Friday. He once again accused Turkey of mistreating migrants. Speaking to Skai TV,  Mitarakis said …

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Turkish fishing boats escorted migrants’ dinghy to Greece, say survivors

Turkish fishing boats allegedly escorted the dinghy carrying migrants into Greek territorial waters, survivors of the wreck told Greek authorities on the island of Lesvos. The dinghy was escorted by two or three fishing boats from the moment it set off from a village near Ayvalik on the Turkish west …

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Over 30 migrants die in two shipwrecks off Kythera and Lesvos (videos)

More than 30 migrants are believed to have died in two shipwrecks off the island of Kythera in south Peloponnese and Lesvos in the eastern Aegean Sea in less than 12 hours. Residents of a Greek island pulled shipwrecked migrants to safety up steep cliffs in dramatic rescues after two …

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Shipwreck with 95 migrants off Kythera: Dramatic rescue operation

A shipwreck with 95 migrants occurred off the island of Kythera, south Peloponnese late on Wednesday. There are reports of at least 5 dead people, some 15 people are stranded on the rocks. According to latest information, 30 people have been rescued, so far. Under difficult weather conditions, with strong …

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Greece’s Migration Min disappointed over low EU countries’ response in relocating migrants

Updates on new facilities for migrants, a new platform for applying for asylum, and disappointing relocation options by other European Union countries were among the topics Migration & Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi covered during a press conference on Monday. Specific to facilities, Mitarachi said the new closed and controlled facility …

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