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Greece hosts Ukrainian children in summer camps

The first 117 of 600 Ukrainian children aged 6-15 that will be hosted in Greek summer camps arrived in Athens and Thessaloniki on Friday. Greece’s union of privately held camps (Panhellenic Union of Private Initiative Camp Operators) offered to host the children, all of which left Bucha and arrived in …

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Fire at migrants’ camp on Samos; two asylum seekers detained

Police detained two asylum seekers after a fire broke out in the Migrants’ Reception and Identification Center camp on the island of Samos early Friday morning. Ten firefighters with 5 trucks rushed to the area and extinguished the fire before it would create big damage. According to local media samosvoice, …

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Work on Lesvos migrant camp yet to begin 9 months after fire

Almost 9 months after a fire gutted a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, work on a new reception center has still not begun despite pledges to have the facility built before next winter, Greece’s migration minister confirmed Wednesday. Greek authorities said the fires were started deliberately last …

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620 asylum seekers depart Kara Tepe, facility to be returned to municipality on May 6

Α total of 620 asylum seekers at the Kara Tepe municipal facility for refugees and asylum-seekers on the island of Lesvos have been transferred elsewhere on Thursday. Greece’s Greek Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis has said that the camp site will officially return to the municipality of Mytilene on …

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6-year-old refugee boy dies in blaze in Thiva accommodation camp

A 6-year-old boy died on Tuesday night when a fire broke out in a refugee camp on the town on Thiva, some 60 km north of Athens.          . The boy was reportedly leaving with his parents and 4 siblings in a container. Local media reported that the mother reportedly managed …

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Migration Minister jeered by far-right protesters over new migration camp (videos)

Chanting “traitors” and slogans with homophobic content, residents of Orestiada jeered Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis earlier on Monday. The angry mob booed and threw waters bottles, crackers and eggs at the minister visiting the broader area of Evros in north-eastern Greece bordering Turkey. They were holding Greek flags, …

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Police operation to move thousands of refugees to new Kara Tepe camp

Police operation to move thousands of homeless refugees on the island of Lesvos to the new provisional tents camp in the military firing range of Kara Tepe is unfolding smoothly, local media report on Thursday. The operation started at 8 o’ clock in the morning with police officers urging refugees …

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Germany, Switzerland send humanitarian aid, Greece didn’t activate EU mechanism

Germany and Switzerland are sending humanitarian aid to homeless refugees on the island of Lesvos after the fire burned down the Moria camp that hosted over 12,000 people. Humanitarian aid weighing 1.2 tons is expected to arrive in Greece from Switzerland on Friday afternoon in order to be distributed to …

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Ten EU countries agree to take 400 unaccompanied minors from Moria

Ten EU member states have agreed to take the 400 unaccompanied minors form the burned down camp in Moria. Germany and France will take the majority of them, each 100-150, German state broadcaster reported on Friday. The countries that will take the refugee children are: Germany, France, Finland, Luxembourg, Slovenia, …

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Moria: Homeless refugees to be accommodated in ferry, navy ships, tents

Some 2,000  vulnerable refugees now homeless after the devastating fire in Moria camp, will be temporarily accommodated on board of a passenger ferry and two Navy landing ships, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis announce don Wednesday. The vessel, made available free of charge by the shipping company Blue Star …

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New fire breaks out in Moria camp on Wed evening

A new large fire broke out at the Reception and Identification Center in Moria early Wednesday evening, just hours after the overcrowded hotspot on the island of Lesvos was largely destroyed by the fire the previous night. The fire is reportedly burning in the area of ​​Eleonas, the olive grove, …

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Coronavirus infections in Moria refugees camp rise to 17

health authorities have confirmed 17 coronavirus cases at the hotspot of Moria, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis announced on Tuesday morning. In the last three days, teams from National Health Care Organization (EODY)have received samples from 2,000 refugees and asylum-seekers and so far the test results form 1,600 are …

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Malakasa camp in lockdown after asylum-seeker tested positive on COVID-19

Greece’s health authorities imposed a 14-day quarantine into a migrants camp in Malakasa, near Athens, after a 53-year-old Afghan man was tested positive on coronavirus. The lockdown started on Sunday morning. The man has developed symptoms of COVID-19 and has been transferred to a hospital on Saturday afternoon and is …

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Ritsona refugee camp in quarantine after 20 people tested positive to coronavirus

Health authorities have placed the Ritsona refugee and asylum-seekers camp in full lockdown for 14 days after 20 people have been tested positive to coronavirus. The full lockdown starts on Thursday, April 2, 2020, entrance or exit are strictly forbidden, except for health authorities and aid workers. The camp is …

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Migrants and refugees camp at Lesvos port as locals prevent access to Moria UPD

Dozens of migrants and refugees have camped at the port of Lesvos capital Mytiline after locals hindered them from moving to the hotspot of Moria. More than 400 men, women and children arrived by boat from the Turkish Coast on Sunday and were met by angry residents who oppresively demand …

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Samos: Big fire in the hot spot hosting 5,700 people (videos) UPD

A fire broke out at the Reception and Identification Center of the islands of Samos late on Monday evening. According to initial media reports, the situation is serious, tents and buildings are burning down. A big force of firefighters is trying to extinguish the blaze. Thousands of refugees and migrants …

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