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3 people missing, 42 rescued when migrants boat capsized off Crete

Three people have been missing and 42 have been rescued after a boat carrying migrants came in distress 27 nautical miles south-west of the island of Crete early Thursday morning. The migrants had reportedly called the Italian search and rescue center, stating that they were on a boat in distress, …

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Lesvos: Two dead, one missing when boat crashes on rocky shore

Two people died and another person has been missing when a boat carrying migrants crashed on a rocky shore of Lesvos due to gale-force winds. The shipwreck happened in the area of Palios in Mandamado, northeast of the islands of Lesvos in the night Monday to tuesday, January 29-30, the …

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Four people missing after migrants boat capsizes off Farmakonisi

Four migrants remain missing on Sunday, after their boat capsized off the island of  Farmakonisi on Saturday. 20 people reportedly managed to reach the land. A total of 62 people were rescued from the sea on a single day. Search And Rescue operation for the four missing persons continued on …

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Lesvos: 3 dead, unknown number of missing as migrants boat crashed into rocks

The bodies of three people have been recovered so far after a boat carrying around 36 refugees and migrants crashed into rocks on the Greek island of Lesvos in the early hours of Wednesday. The boat had launched from the Turkish coast, while gale-force northern winds were blowing with intensity …

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Greece passes “Migrants Bill” to tackle labor shortages

A bill allowing migrants to obtain a three-year residency and work permit as a means to tackle labor shortages in various sectors was passed by the Greek Parliament in a roll call vote on Tuesday. The bill – which is in fact a bit of confusing – passed with a …

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One woman dead, 18 migrants rescued when boat sinks off Agathonissi

The body of one woman was recovered from the sea and 18 passengers of a dinghy boat were rescued after the boat sank south-east of the island of the Agathonissi in the eastern Aegean Sea on Friday morning. A Search And Rescue operation was launched with the participation of two …

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Greece’s Migration Minister: “Countries of origin must be obliged to take back their citizens”

“A condition so that the international protection of refugees can work is the return of those whose requests have been denied to their countries of origin,” Greece’s Migration and Asylum Minister Dimitris Kairidis stressed in a post on the social media platform X Twitter on Thursday. Επιστροφές, επιστροφές, επιστροφές Πραγματοποιείται …

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Five arrested in pro-Palestinian protest in Samos refugees structure (vids)

Greek police arrested five people in the closed migrants structure on the island of Samos around Tuesday midnight after a big crowd of migrants and refugees gathered to protest the attack at the Gaza hospital that killed over 500 people patients, medical and nursing personnel but also people who had sought …

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3 dead, 2 missing after migrants boat sinks off Symi

A search and rescue operation was underway Monday after a dinghy carrying migrants sank overnight off the coast of the small eastern Greek island of Symi, leaving at least three people dead, the coast guard said. Eight people were rescued, with two of them transported to a hospital on the …

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25 migrants rescued from burning Dadia forest

A group of twenty-five people, believed to be undocumented migrants, has been rescued from the burning forest of Dadia in Evros region, north-eastern Greece, where a wildfire has been raging for the 14th consecutive day. The group was reportedly located in a burning part of the forest between Dadia and …

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5 migrants die in boat incidents off Lesvos and Samos

Four men and one woman have lost their lives on Monday morning in two separate incidents with boats carrying migrants and refugees from Turkey to Greece. According to Greek authorities, four people died and 18 were rescued Monday after a boat carrying migrants apparently sank northeast of the Greek island …

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Authorities press charges against Albanian “sheriff” and his migrants victims

The prosecutor in Alexandroupolis, northern Greece, on Thursday pressed charges on three men arrested for illegally detaining 13 migrants. He also pressed charges against their victims, though. The three men had forced the migrants into a trailer and uploaded a video on social media thus accusing them of starting wildfires …

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Greece foils illegal entry of 2,720 undocumented migrants Aug 14-17

Greek authorities foiled the illegal entry of 2,720 undocumented migrants into the country between August 14 and 17, 2023. it was announced on Sunday. During the same time frame, police apprehended 85 undocumented migrants, as stated in the same announcement. Furthermore, the authorities successfully apprehended 29 human traffickers, with 12 …

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Human trafficker tears with a knife dinghy carrying migrants (video)

At least 11 irregular migrants were located on a half-sunk inflatable dinghy at the sea area of Agrelia, south of Lesvos airport, the Greek Coast Guard reported on Thursday. One of the people on board, suspected of being a trafficker, tore the dinghy with a sharp object, while the coast …

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Council of State cancels plan to build migrant center on Lesvos

The Council of State cancelled the license to build a Reception and Identification Center (RIC) for migrants and asylum applicants at Plati-Vastria on Lesvos island, following a petition by the North Aegean Region, it was announced on Tuesday. Section V of the highest administrative court of Greece cancelled the project …

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