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Boat with 60-80 refugees & migrants runs aground off Lesvos

A boat carrying 80 refugees and migrants run aground in the sea area south-southwest off the island of Lesvos on Thursday morning. According to local media, the boat was a normal touristic boat and was carrying 100 people. Two fishing boats and two patrol boats of the Greek Coast Guard …

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Lesvos: Police teargases refugees in Moria camp, after they throw water bottles at Migration Minister

Greek police fired teargas against refugees and migrants in Moria camp on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday. According to local media, tension started when Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas visited the camp and the refugees and migrants protested the living conditions by throwing plastic water bottles at the minister. the …

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Queen Rania of Jordan meets refugees on Lesvos

Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Kara Tepe refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday in her capacity as advocate for the humanitarian organization International Rescue Committee (IRC). She met with several refugees who told her their own personal stories of tragedy and despair. Stressing that this …

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35 migrants to be deported to Turkey on Tuesday, April 26/2016

Thirty-five migrants will have to see their European dream ending forever. Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26th 2016 they will be deported from the Greek island of Lesvos back to Turkey within the framework of the EU Deal with Turkey. According to local media, lesvosnews.net, the majority of these 35 migrants asked …

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The most ridiculous “man overboard”: Norway’s Migration Minister pretends to be a refugee in the Aegean Sea (video)

Huh? A high-tech Migration Minister wanted to feel like a refugee on a capsized boat for a moment. And jumped in to the sea from a boat off the Greek island of Lesvos. Only problem for Norwegian Migration Minister Sylvi Listhaug is that refugees not only do not wear such …

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Rania, Queen of Jordan, to visit refugees camp on Lesvos

Queen Rania, the wife of King Abdullah of Jordan will visit the island of Lesvos next week, following in invitation of international humanitarian organization In International Rescue Committee. The Queen has reportedly expressed the desire to visit the island that has been the gateway to Europe for hundreds of thousands …

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Highlights of Pope Francis’ visit on Lesvos (Live Stream)

In a strong symbolic message to EU’s member countries, Pope Francis will leave the island of Lesvos with 10 refugees from the so-called vulnerable groups: sing-parent families, mothers with children, people with disabilities or health problems. the refugees have arrived in Greece before March 20th, when the EU Turkey Deal …

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Dutch policemen arrest migrants on the streets of Lesvos, put them in vans without signs

OK, we got this! It is now confirmed and in pictures: Frontex policemen are “authorized” to make arrests, while they are deployed in Greece. Are they really? Freelance journalist Panagiotis Gavrilis shot some pictures on the island of Lesvos as Dutch policemen control refugees/migrants – it is not clear – …

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UPD Pope Francis will visit Lesvos to express solidarity with refugees & migrants

The leader of Catholic Church, Pope Francis, will visit the island of Lesvos to express his solidarity with the refugees and migrants. The visit will be strictly unofficial and is expected to take place next Friday, April 15th 2016. Pope Francis and the head of Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop of …

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UPD 202 people deported from Greece to Turkey in a “dawn operation” (videos, picts)

The mass deportation operation started as early as 6 o’ clock in the morning, although it was originally scheduled for 10 a.m. The first 136 migrants from Lesvos were already in Dikili, Turkey at 9:30 a.m.It is more than obvious that the Frontex did not want much media around, for …

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Bad coordination: Dutch policemen on Lesvos to assist returns to Turkey, 2300 EU-staff for asylum procedures …absent

Seventeen policemen from the Netherlands arrived on the island of Lesvos on Thursday afternoon. According to local EmprosNet.gr, “the policemen arrived on a C-130 and are to be involved in the return of migrants and refugees back to Turkey,” as the EU-Turkey deal foresees. Citing local authority sources, EmprosNet reports …

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UPD1 Angelina Jolie skips Lesvos, will just visit refugees in Idomeni

Hollywood star and Good Will Ambassador and Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Angelina Jolie is expected to land on the Greek island of Lesvos on Tuesday evening and visit the refugees stranded there. According to local media Lesvospost.com, the private Lear Jet carrying Jolie and …

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Epic Journey! Iraqi refugee cat reunites with family in Norway

It was an unbelievable journey for a cat. Kunkush, a male white beauty, a Turkish Van breed, left the war-battled of Northern Iraq, crossed Turkey, sailed with a boat to the Greek island of Lesvos, flew to Berlin and stayed in a foster home, hoping to find again his family. …

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Lesvos: The shocking graveyard of the unknown refugees drowned in the Aegean

Small mounds of soil. A thin marble tablet. A brief inscription, mostly without a name. A number. And the date of the burial. Unadorned silence. The graveyard of the Unknown. The graveyard of refugees drown in the Aegean Sea. Their bodies washed ashore or picked up from the waters by …

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