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Greece denies involvement in alleged migrant shooting at Evros border with Turkey

Greece’s Minister for Citizen Protection denied any involvement in an alleged incident where an Afghan national was killed inside Turkish territory by shots fired from within Greece in the area of the Evros river, the natural border between the two countries. Turkish media claimed on Monday, the incident took place …

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Frontex preparing for Afghans already abroad to try to reach Europe

The EU is preparing for an influx of Afghans seeking asylum, whether or not people flee en masse from the new Taliban government, the chief of the EU border agency said, noting that millions are already displaced in neighbouring countries. In an interview, Fabrice Leggeri, director-general of border agency Frontex, …

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Greece calls on EU to help countries stop influx of Afghan migrants into Europe

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday called on the EU to help countries neighbouring Afghanistan to stop a new influx of migrants into Europe from the Taliban-controlled country. The return of the hardline group to power in Kabul on 15 August has plunged the future of many Afghans into …

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Migrant father charged with son’s death on journey to Greece

A 25-year-old Afghan father and his young son attempted the perilous sea journey from Turkey to Greece to seek asylum in Europe. The boy died after their boat struck rocks. The father has been charged with child endangerment. If convicted he faces up to 10 years in prison. “The charges …

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16-year-old Afghan boy stabbed to death in Moria camp

A 16-year-old Afghan teenager has died after he was stabbed by a 20-year-old compatriot outside the hotspot of Moria in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The severely injured boy was rushed to the hospital of Mytiline but died on the way there. Doctors could only pronounce him dead. The …

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Afghan refugee dies in fire in Kara Tepe camp on Lesvos

A 27-year-old Afghan refugee died in a fire Kara Tepe camp on the island of Lesvos early Thursday morning. The fire broke out inside the container where the woman lived with her 28-year-old husband and their three children aged 5, 2 and an infant. The 28-year-old husband passed out from …

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Moria: Unaccompanied Afghan teenager stabs one dead, injures two

A  juvenile refugee died and two others were injured after a 15-yea-old Afghan boy stabbed them in the ward of unaccompanied minors in the hot spot of Moria on Saturday night. It all started shortly after 10pm when groups of young refugees clashed with each other for unknown reason in …

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Police identifies four out of five men who attacked Afghan minors

Greek police has identified four of the five men who attacked a group of Afghan refugee minors in Konitsa, North Greece,  a week ago. On of the attacker sis allegedly a member of a far-right extremist party. In a statement, the Greek Police said that the identified are one 30-year-old …

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Greek police investigates “racist motive” of attack against Afghan minors

Greek police said that they are investigating a possible racist motive in the violent attack by a group of hooded men against a group of Afghan minors in the town of Konitsa, North-West  Greece, last Sunday. Five men wearing hoods and armed with clubs attacked nine unaccompanied Afghan minors who …

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20-year-old Afghan dies in clashes among migrants in Patras

A 20-year-old Afghan migrant died after suffering heavy injuries during serious clashes among migrants in the port area of Patras on Saturday night. The young man was found with heavy head injuries and was transferred to the hospital in the city in North-West Peloponnese where he passed away despite doctors’ …

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Migrant tries to ‘escape’ Chios hot spot swimming to …unknown destination

A migrant tried to ‘escape’ the island of Chios swimming to …unknown destination. Or was he trying to reach the mainland? The migrant from Afghanistan took an inflatable floaty and just started to swim. He was located on the rocky islet Venetiko in the south of the island by a …

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