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Vrisa: The ghost village of Lesvos after earthquake strikes with 6.3R

Vrisa in south Lesvos. A ghost village. Destruction. Despair. Nine in ten houses in the village have collapsed or suffered serious damage. The powerful earthquake that stroke with 6.3R left behind a woman dead, 15 people injured and huge material damage. “We have no future here,” a resident tells Euronews. …

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105 refugees rescued in Eastern Aegean, tension in Chios hot spot

105 refugees were rescued in two different incidents on Friday. A Romanian vessel of Frontex located and rescued 45 refugees and migrants in the sea region of Keramia off the island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea. In a second incident, 60 refugees and migrants were rescued in the …

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Syrian refugees of Kurdish origin on hunger strike in Moria hot spot

Syrian refugees of Kurdish origin continue their hunger strike for sixth consecutive day in the hot spot of Moria on the island of Lesvos. The twelve men protest for long delays in the process of  examining asylum requests by the secondary committees. Eleven of them launched the hunger strike last …

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At least 16 dead when boat with refugees capsizes in the Aegean Sea

At least seven people have drowned when a boat carrying refugees capsized in the Aegean Sea on Monday morning. Two women have been rescued, one of them is in advanced pregnancy. Unconfirmed reports speak of another four bodies to have been washed out on the Turkish coast. A Search and …

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Refugees and migrants flows increase again: 566 new arrivals in last five days

Refugees and migrants flow from Turkey to Greece started to rise again. In last five days, a total of 566 people arrived to the Greek islands on boat coming form Turkey. Most affected are the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos. It is unclear whether the flow increase is due …

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Lesvos: Second refugee dies at the hot spot of Moria

A Syrian refugee  was found dead inside a tent at the refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesvos (Lesbos) on Saturday morning. the incident marks the second refugee death in Moria in a week. According to local media, the 46-year-old man was taken to the hospital of …

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Moria: Gov’t sends Navy Ship to host refugees (shocking videos)

At least one ship of the Greek Navy is to be dispatched to the island of Lesvos to help provide accommodation to refugees and migrants at the hot spot of Moria amid freezing temperatures and heavy snow falls. The ship is reportedly “fully equipped to receive any camp residents that …

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Riots in Moria camp after woman and child killed in tragic gas explosion

Riots broke out at Moria detention camp on the island of Lesvos, when a cooking gas exploded killing an Afghan grandmother, 66, and her 5-year-old grandchild. Seriously injured were the mother, 25, and a sibling 4 years old; they were transferred to Athens for treatment with a C-120 helicopter. Another …

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Lesvos: Customs Authorities seize several cars operated by NGOs

Several vehicles operated by international non-governmental organizations on the island of Lesvos have been seized by the Greek customs authorities. According to Athens News Agency, the vehicles had been violating Greek and European laws, according to which license plates should be changed if a vehicle operates for more than six …

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Outgoing US President Obama to visit Greece, Nov 14-15

Outdoing US President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Greece November 14-15, Greek media report adding that high on the agenda in his meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be the debt relief. However, the visit has not be officially confirmed yet. The White House said yesterday it had …

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