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Earthquake Crete: 20 people injured, 60% of homes & businesses collapsed or damaged

The earthquake on the island of Crete on Monday morning has, so far, left behind one dead, twenty people injured, dozens of homeless, hundreds of damaged houses and businesses and damaged infrastructure. The powerful earthquake stroke with 6 R at 9:17 on Monday morning with its epicenter being very close …

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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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Police in Thessaloniki writes off lockdown fines to homeless after outcry

After the outcry over fines of 150 euros to homeless for “violating the lockdown restrictions” police in Thessaloniki has apparently decided to withdraw this absurd policy. According to NGO ARSIS that made the issue public, the Infringement Office of Police Directorate in Thessaloniki pledged that the fines imposed on homeless …

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Homeless elderly man dies in fire in abandoned building

An elderly homeless man found a tragic death in a fire in an abandoned building where he had his saw mill years ago. The 70-year-old man was living inside the building and was receiving a poverty allowance of 100 euros, neighbors who supplied him also with food told media. The …

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Homeless elderly accept hosting offer following Archbishop’s visit

A happy ending for the elderly homeless couple that moved the Greek society. 83-year-old Philippos and his 84-year-old wife Eleni accepted the offer by the Municipality of Athens to temporarily move to a hostel for homeless people in the city center. Their decision to abandon their much beloved independence followed …

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Athens Homeless help fire-stricken fellowmen in East Attica

Athens Homeless help their fire-stricken fellowmen in East Attica. The volunteers groups of the Equal Society NGO has moved to the town of Rafina where a logistics center to distribute donated aid to the local population has been set up.  The group consists mainly of homeless people, those who do …

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Greek, male, aged 18-44: The profile of homeless in Greece

The Ministry of Social Solidarity attempted to record the homeless population living in seven municipalities of Greece. In a survey conducted in collaboration with the Panteion University, the ministry captured the main demographic features of homeless people in Greece with the aim to create facilities for them in the future. …

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Athens Municipality Shelter throws Homeless out in the cold

Unbelievable. But not surprise. The Shelter for Homeless run by the Athens Municipality threw homeless out in the coldest and snowy night in the Greek capital. On Tuesday night, the shelter closed its doors at 11 p.m. amid heavy snow fall and temperature below the freezing point. The denouncement was …

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Volos: Homeless surrenders to police seeking shelter from the icy cold

A homeless  had an original idea on how to protect himself from the polar cold sweeping through Greece. He thought that the police would provide hm with a roof over the head, a blanket and a warm meal. So what did he do? He broke into a vehicle parked in …

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