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Minor in serious condition after fire breaks out in Athens refugee facility

A 14-year-old boy is being hospitalized in serious condition after a fire broke out at the refugee facility of Elaionas in Athens early on Wednesday. According to the Health Ministry, the minor is suffering from burns and respiratory problems and has been intubated at the Aghia Sophia Children Hospital.   …

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6-year-old refugee boy dies in blaze in Thiva accommodation camp

A 6-year-old boy died on Tuesday night when a fire broke out in a refugee camp on the town on Thiva, some 60 km north of Athens.          . The boy was reportedly leaving with his parents and 4 siblings in a container. Local media reported that the mother reportedly managed …

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50 unaccompanied refugee children left Greece for Germany

50 unaccompanied refugee children left Athens international airport for a new life in Germany on Saturday morning. The minors aged 5-16 had arrived in Athens a few days ago from the overcrowded hotspots on the Greek islands, the Reception and Identification Centers of Lesvos, Chios and Samos. An special flight …

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Refugee woman tested positive on COVID-19 after giving birth

A refugee woman living in an accommodation camp in Attica has been tested positive on COVID-19. The asymptomatic woman was pregnant and went to a hospital in Athens for a scheduled birth with a Caesarian section last Thursday. Her baby has been also tested, the results are pending. According to …

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Chios: Policeman helps Syrian refugee give birth to a baby girl

A policeman serving on the island of Chios has helped a refugee woman from Syria to give birth to a healthy baby girl on Friday evening. The young officer had neither relevant training nor idea about a child birth but he was ‘armed’ with the right instinct and composure. The …

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Coroner confirms: Refugee baby girl from Syria was sexually abuse

A forensic examiner confirmed the suspected horror: the 11-month-old refugee baby girl from Syria that died on Sunday was sexually abused. A conducted autopsy could not determine the causes of the baby’s death so far. Results of toxicological tests are awaited. “It is clear that there has been abuse and …

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Athens police investigates death of 11-month-old refugee baby from Syria

Police in Athens investigates the death of an 11-month-old refugee baby from Syria. Preliminary forensic findings are shocking: the body of the baby girl had marks of sexual abuse, police said in a statement. However, the initial scenario of the baby abuse may change due to new findings in connection …

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Afghan refugee dies in fire in Kara Tepe camp on Lesvos

A 27-year-old Afghan refugee died in a fire Kara Tepe camp on the island of Lesvos early Thursday morning. The fire broke out inside the container where the woman lived with her 28-year-old husband and their three children aged 5, 2 and an infant. The 28-year-old husband passed out from …

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Refugee toddler drowns outside camp in West Peloponnese

A refugee toddler was found to have drowned in the sea outside the refugee camp at LM Village in Myrisini of the municipality Andravida-Kyllini on Sunday. Sharma, the child of a Syrian refugee family, was 2.5 years old. The body of the child was found to be floating in the …

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New Democracy member calls Iranian refugee a “monkey”

Theodoros Giannaros, member of ruling conservative New Democracy party and the party’s working group for Health launched a vicious racist attack on a refugee, describing him as a “monkey”. Arash Hampay, a refugee from Iran living in Greece, posted a photo on twitter and wrote: “Fascists, I’m OK with my …

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Pope Francis sends delegation and aid to Moria refugee camp

Pope Francis sent a cardinal to the refugee camp in Moria on the island of Lesvos on Thursday. The Vatican delegation was led by Cardinal Konrad Krajewski. According to catholic news service, the May 9 visit to the “unofficial” Moira camp, where more than 1,000 people live outside a government-established …

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UPD Amber Alert: 2-year-old refugee child missing from Omonia Sq, downtown Athens

A 2-year-old refugee child has been missing from Omonia square in downtown Athens since  Tuesday night, April 30, 2019. At the time of his disappearance, Shaaban Hayani was wearing a grey jacket with orange hood, black pants and he was barefoot. The child from Syria is 0.80m tall and weights …

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