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Moria: Local threatens refugees & migrants with rifle

A local resident of the village of Moria on Lesvos grabbed a rifle and threatened to shoot at refugees and migrants standing outside the hot spot that was burned down on Monday evening. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon, when the 84-year-old man appeared with his rifle in front of refugees …

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A hell of a night for thousands fleeing fire: 60% of Moria hot spot infrastructure burned down (Updates)

It was a hell of a night for the some 4,000 refugees and migrants in Moria hot spot. Mothers carrying their babies in their arms, fragile elderly, disabled, children and men… they all started to run away from the fire that was sweeping through the tents and the prefabricated containers. …

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Lesvos: Violent clashes among young refugees & migrants in Moria hot spot

Violent clashes among young refugees and migrants broke out on Sunday night in the hot spot of Moria on the island of Lesvos. The clashes ended with the intervention of police and many injured youngsters. Five of them were hospitalized. According to local media, the clashes broke out Sunday midnight, …

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Lesvos: 70 people incl 2month old baby, pregnant woman rescued after migrant boat sinks

A dinghy loaded with refugees and migrants sank on Thursday morning two nautical mile off the island of Lesvos. A search and rescue operation was launched, the Greek Coast Guard managed to rescue 68 people who were on and around the boat in the sea. Later, two more people were …

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Two children, two adults drowned trying to reach Lesvos

A girl, estimated between 4 and 6 years old, another child, a man and a woman were pulled dead from the sea area east off the island of Lesvos after a boat carrying refugees capsized. The plastic dingy had left the Turkish coast with eleven refugees on board. The shipwreck …

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Game of Thrones stars Sir Davos, Arya & Cersei visit refugees on Lesvos

Three stars of the popular Game of Thrones series found their way to the island of Lesvos on Wednesday to express solidarity with the refugees. Sir Davos (Liam Cunningham), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) visited the camp Kara Tepe run by the municipality upon an invitation …

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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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