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Second wave Moria decongration, 703 asylum seekers move to mainland

A total of 703 asylum seekers are to be relocated from the island of Lesvos to several accommodation facilities in the Greek mainland. It is the second wave of decongration of Lesvos, where the number of refugees and migrants has reached 13,000. In recent meetings, the Greek government has decided …

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Lesvos: Head of Moria hot spot submits his resignation

The head of the hot spot of Moria on the island of Lesvos submitted his resignation to the political leadership of the Ministry for Citizens’ Protection on Wednesday afternoon. Citing personal reasons, the Manager of the Reception and Identification Center, Ioannis Balbakakis said that he was “tired” and he had …

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Greek FM summons Turkey’s Ambassador over mass migrants’ arrivals

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias summoned the Turkish ambassador to Athens in order to express Greece’s deep dissatisfaction over the increased influx of migrants from Turkey, that culminated with the unprecedented mass arrivals of more than 500 people on the island of Lesvos on Thursday. Citing diplomatic sources, state broadcaster ERT …

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2 children, 5 adults drowned when migrants boat capsizes off Lesvos

Seven people have been reportedly drowned when a boat carrying refugees and migrants to Greece capsized just a few nautical miles off the island of Lesvos. 57 people have been rescued. Among those who lost their lives are two girls 5 and 7 years old, four women and one man. …

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Nemesis Temple unearthed under ancient theater on Lesvos

A temple of Nemesis was found under the ancient theatre of Mytilini, on island of Lesvos, The remains of the temple of the ancient Greek goddess who enacts retribution against those who succumb to hubris (arrogance before the gods) were found in the south entry passage  under a series of …

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“Guide of Sins” from the darkest Middle Ages distributed to children on Lesvos

Unbelievable! A “Guide of Sins”, a pamphlet directly from the darkest Middle Ages was distributed to elementary school children on the island of Lesvos. In the guide most probably written by a so-called Messiah Anonymous, sins are “parties, movies, theater, songs on the radio and “books that are of no …

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Barcelona FC offers soccer training to refugee children in Lesvos hotspots

The charity arm of Barcelona FC has been offering refugee children living in the hotspots of the island of Lesvos free soccer training. Organizers say the soccer training sessions for children hosted at two refugee camps on the Greek island promote dialogue, respect and tolerance among the young participants, helping …

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Firefighters and volunteers struggle against wildfire on Lesvos

Fire fighters and volunteers from neighboring areas are struggling to take the wildfire of a pine forest on the island of Lesvos under control. The work to extinguish the fire is proven to be  difficult due to the powerful north-east winds blowing in the area. Furthermore, the blaze burns down …

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Lesvos: Headless body of missing refugee child washed ashore UPD

Locals in Vatera were shocked to see that the headless body of a child was washed ashore, at the village beach in the south of the island of Lesvos early Sunday morning. They immediately informed the Greek Coast Guard that transferred the body to the hospital in Mytilene for an …

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15-year-old missing after migrants boat capsizes off Lesvos

A big Search and Rescue operation is underway in the sea area North-East of the island of Lesvos after a 15-year-old girl went missing following the capsize of a boat carrying migrants from Turkey to Greece. Despite the bad weather conditions with powerful winds, the boat left the Turkish coast …

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Granny Maritsa, symbol of Lesvos refugee compassion, passes away at 89

Maritsa Mavropoulou does not live on the island of Lesvos anymore. One of the three grannies, who became symbol of the Greek compassion and kindness with refugees, passed away at the age of 89. It was October 2015, when the picture of the three elderly Greek women feeding a refugee …

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Operation “Moria camp” launched, first of 3,000 asylum seekers left for mainland

The first one hundred asylum-seekers from Moria Camp on the island of Lesvos left for Kavala on board of a ship early Friday morning. They are heading to a new camp in Volvi area near Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. The new camp has a capacity for 1,400 people. The group …

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3,000 migrants from overcrowded Moria to be relocated to mainland

After repeated appeals for asylum-seekers relocation from overcrowded Moria camp in the island of Lesvos, the European Commission reportedly plans to finally take take action. A total of 3,000 people are to be relocated to the Greek mainland. An EU source told New Europe that “the European Commission, having repeatedly alerted …

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