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Compensation granted over Moria migrant camp deaths

The decision last week by the Administrative Court of First Instance of Athens to award compensation to the relatives of a Syrian and an Egyptian man who died of carbon monoxide inhalation in January 2017 at the Moria refugee camp of on the island of Lesvos is seen as a …

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6 remanded in custody for Moria blaze, 3 arrested for Samos reception center fire

Six Afghan nationals were remanded in custody by order of a prosecutor on the island of Lesvos on Monday. They were arrested last week on charges of arson and participation in a criminal group, for the fire that destroyed the Moria refugee camp earlier in September.  Four of the six …

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6 foreign nationals arrested for Moria fires; Video helped identify one

Six foreign nationals have been arrested as suspects for the fires that destroyed the refugees camp in Moria a week ago.  Five were first arrested and the last member of the group, who was at large, was arrested on Tuesday evening. Short after the six arrests, a video allegedly shot …

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Germany, Switzerland send humanitarian aid, Greece didn’t activate EU mechanism

Germany and Switzerland are sending humanitarian aid to homeless refugees on the island of Lesvos after the fire burned down the Moria camp that hosted over 12,000 people. Humanitarian aid weighing 1.2 tons is expected to arrive in Greece from Switzerland on Friday afternoon in order to be distributed to …

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Ten EU countries agree to take 400 unaccompanied minors from Moria

Ten EU member states have agreed to take the 400 unaccompanied minors form the burned down camp in Moria. Germany and France will take the majority of them, each 100-150, German state broadcaster reported on Friday. The countries that will take the refugee children are: Germany, France, Finland, Luxembourg, Slovenia, …

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Moria: Homeless refugees to be accommodated in ferry, navy ships, tents

Some 2,000  vulnerable refugees now homeless after the devastating fire in Moria camp, will be temporarily accommodated on board of a passenger ferry and two Navy landing ships, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis announce don Wednesday. The vessel, made available free of charge by the shipping company Blue Star …

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New fire breaks out in Moria camp on Wed evening

A new large fire broke out at the Reception and Identification Center in Moria early Wednesday evening, just hours after the overcrowded hotspot on the island of Lesvos was largely destroyed by the fire the previous night. The fire is reportedly burning in the area of ​​Eleonas, the olive grove, …

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Opposition parties: Greek gov’t has huge responsibility for the Moria fire

Greek opposition parties sharply criticized the New Democracy government saying that it has huge responsibilities for the situation in the hotspot of Moria and the fire that destroyed it. “Today’s tragedy in Moria demonstrates the criminal responsibilities of (Prime Minister Kyriakos) Mitsotakis and (Migration Policy and Asylum Minister Notis) Mitarakis,” …

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Coronavirus infections in Moria refugees camp rise to 17

health authorities have confirmed 17 coronavirus cases at the hotspot of Moria, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis announced on Tuesday morning. In the last three days, teams from National Health Care Organization (EODY)have received samples from 2,000 refugees and asylum-seekers and so far the test results form 1,600 are …

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Moria camp placed under quarantine after first case of coronavirus

The refugees and migrants camp Moria on the island of Lesvos was place under quarantine on Wednesday after officials confirmed the first coronavirus case in the facility currently hosting 12,800 people. The patient is a 40-year old recognized refugee from Somalia who developed fever on Monday and was tested positive …

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1,843 refugees have left Moria hotspot for the mainland in June

A total of 1,843 recognized refugees who were provided with documents of free movement in Greece have left the island of Lesvos from June 5 to June 25, officials said on Thursday. The last 56 of the total boarded a ship to Piraeus on Thursday night. The process will be …

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16-year-old Afghan boy stabbed to death in Moria camp

A 16-year-old Afghan teenager has died after he was stabbed by a 20-year-old compatriot outside the hotspot of Moria in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The severely injured boy was rushed to the hospital of Mytiline but died on the way there. Doctors could only pronounce him dead. The …

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Ritsona refugee camp in quarantine after 20 people tested positive to coronavirus

Health authorities have placed the Ritsona refugee and asylum-seekers camp in full lockdown for 14 days after 20 people have been tested positive to coronavirus. The full lockdown starts on Thursday, April 2, 2020, entrance or exit are strictly forbidden, except for health authorities and aid workers. The camp is …

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Moria: Medical center opens outside camp for possible coronavirus patients

The First Aid infirmary opened on Saturday outside the migrants and refugees reception center in Moria, Lesvos. The medical center facility is for first assessment of possible coronavirus incidents among the population of the asylum seekers hosted in the hotspot. According to north Aegean regional governor Kostas Moutzouris the medical …

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Police arrests Greek extremists acting like “raid battalion” in Moria village (UPD)

Police on the island of Lesvos has arrested seven Greek extremists who were conducting street and house to Greeks and foreign nationals in the village of Moria. All members of the so-called “control squad” or “raid battalion” were wearing helmets and holding bats when they arrested on Thursday night. All …

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