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Greek Foreign Ministry evacuates 47 more people from Ukraine

The operation “Nostos 7” for the evacuation of 47 individuals from Ukraine, including one Greek citizen, 25 ethnic Greeks and one Swedish citizen, has been concluded successfully, the Greek foreign ministry announced on Wednesday. The evacuees crossed the Ukrainian-Moldovan border at midnight and were in Bucharest on Wednesday, the ministry …

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Forest fire on Samos island out of control; one suspect arrested

A forest fire has been raging on the island of Samos since 10 o’ clock Tuesday morning and is out of control also in early evening. A village nearby has been evacuated, support fire fighting forces are on the way to the island in the eastern Aegean Sea. One suspect …

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Greek FM Dendias contacts Ukrainian counterpart, OSCE for Consul protection in Mariupol

Diplomatic sources in Athens said on Sunday that there are no reports of an attack on the OSCE building, which houses the Consulate General in Mariupol. Earlier reports also by international media claimed that the OSCE building had come under fire. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is contacting international organizations …

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Greece’s humanitarian convoy with 100 Greek nationals and locals left Mariupol

Greece’s General Consulate in Mariupol was partly evacuated on Wednesday morning and a humanitarian convoy with Greek nationals and media correspondents as well as several ethnic Greeks residents of the area left for Moldavia. Mariupol in the East is been heavily under fire, and is surrounded by Russian troops, from …

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Euroferry Olympia: Two people still trapped on burning ship, reports of missing persons

Dozens of passengers and crew members were on board of the Euroferry Olympia have been evacuated from the burning ship and are reportedly on lifeboats and coast guard vessels sailing to the island of Corfu short after 10 o’ clock Friday morning. There are currently reports of some 11 missing …

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Forest fire is raging in Varympompi, NW Attica: Settlement evacuated; residents urged to shut doors, windows

Authorities temporarily closed a small part of the national highway Athens-Lamia in north-eastern Attica early Tuesday afternoon due to the big fire front of Varympompi. Some two hours earlier, residents of Varympompi and Kryoneri Attica, were urged to shut doors, windows and chimneys after a thick black cloud emerged from …

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Hotels and one village evacuated on Samos due to wildfire raging

Two hotels close to the fire front were evacuated on Thursday afternoon on the island of Samos where a wildfire has been raging since the morning. The fire broke out in the forest of the area Vourliotes in the east of the island. The order for evauation was given by …

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Kara Tepe evacuation started, migrants moved to …temporary fenced camp nearby

The first 54 of some 600 migrants who currently stay at the Kara Tepe reception and identification center on Lesvos island were transferred to a temporary fenced camp nearby early Saturday morning. The evacuation has been made in view of Kara Tepe shutting down in a few days’ time, the …

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Dozens rush to rescue shelter animals threatened by wildfire in Athens

Dozens of animal lovers rushed to rescue animals from a shelter that was threatened from a wildfire. The fire broke out Saturday noon at the feet of mountain Hymettus in eastern Athens and threatened the shelter in the municipality of Vyronas that hosts some 70 dogs. ΣΟΣ Τώρα Φωτιά στο …

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Six people evacuated from cut-off village Oxia in flooded Central Greece

Six people from the small village area of Oxia have been successfully airlifted to safety on Tuesday morning. Located on the mountains by Mouzaki, the village has been cut-off since Saturday after medicane Ianos struck the area causing extensive damage in the infrastructure. Two helicopters of the Fire Service brought …

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Riot police evacuates one more squat in Exarchia

Riot police squads were deployed before dawn to Exarchia district of Athens to evacuate a squat where 138 refugees and migrants were living. The people, men, women and children, were transferred with buses to the migration office for identification. Those with legal papers will be transferred to hosting facilities, those …

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Wild Fires: Settlement evacuate in Attica, one dead in West Peloponnese

Wild fires in Greece: A middle-aged man lost his life while he was volunteering in extinguish a wild fire in West Peloponnese on Friday. In Attica, the mayor of Saronikos called on residents to leave their homes due to a blaze in the south-east of the region. More than 40 …

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Wild fire in East Athens: Two houses burned down, settlements evacuated

Two houses have been burned down and two others were partly damaged due to the wildfire that broke in the east slopes of Hymettus Mountain in East Athens in the early morning hours of Monday. Residents in the area woke up hearing police urging them with megaphones to evacuate their …

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Camping and hotel evacuated due to wild fire on Elafonisos

A camping site and one hotel have been evacuated when a big wild fire broke on the small island of Elafonisos between Peloponnese and Kythera on Saturday morning. Evacuees have been ordered to go to the port, media reported. However, an eyewitness said they were ordered to to go the …

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Fire on Crete ferry with 1015 on board enforces emergency evacuation (videos)

Dramatic hours for 875 passengers and 140 crew members of passenger ferry “Eleftherios Venizelos” when a fire broke out in a car parking compartment while the vessel was sailing in the open sea. Nobody was injured and the ferry returned to Piraeus when passengers could be evacuated in safety in …

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Tourists evacuated from hotel on Alonissos due to wild fire

Dozens of tourists were evacuated from a 5-star hotel Resort on the island of Alonissos on Wednesday night as the wind was pushing the blaze towards to the resort facilities. The evacuation was ordered by the Civil Protection Agency for precautionary reasons. A total of  70 people evacuated the resort …

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