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Portuguese and Syrian volunteers in Athens to help refugees

Portuguese and Syrian volunteers are currently in Athens offering a helping hand to refugees and migrants trapped in the ice-cold Greek capital. The six volunteers flew from Lisbon to Athens right after Christmas and landed in an ice-cold city with hundreds of people sleeping outdoors. The article was submitted by …

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Another Refugee tragedy: 7 children drowned off Farmakonisi

Seven children, two women, four men did not fulfill their dream for a better life in Europe. they were drowned in the early morning hours of Wednesday, when their boat sank off the island of Farmakonisi in the eastern Aegean Sea. One person is still missing, while 15 people were …

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FYROM erects 2. fence across its borders to Greece as “migrants” try the Albania route

The army of the Former Republic of Macedonia is erecting a second fence across its borders to Greece. the wire fence is being erected in the area of Metzilia opposite of the Niki area in Florina. the target of FYROM is to limit migration flow coming from Greece. The spokesman …

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Farmakonisi: Boat with refugees capsizes, 6 kids drowned, 12 missing

A wooden boat carrying refugees from Turkey to Greece capsized off the island of Farmakoni in the eastern Aegean Sea on Tuesday evening. The boat had reportedly 50 people on board. So far the bodies of 12 people have been recovered: six children, two women and four men. They were …

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Refugee Crisis: … and the winner is Turkey!

The European Union reached a super deal with Turkey in order to get rid of the Refugees problem. The EU promised Turkey €3 billion cash and opening the ‘frozen’ chapters that would allow Turkey’s accession to European Union. On its part, Turkey promised to handle the flow of refugees into …

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UNHCR data Jan-Nov 2015: total 863K arrivals to Europe by sea, 715K to Greece, 3.4K dead/missing

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees published data about the arrivals of people to Europe by the sea. The data refer to arrivals from January to November 2015. A total of 862,901 people have arrived to Europe via Spain (3,592), Malta (105), Italy (143,700), and Greece (715,704). 3,485 people trying …

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33. Athens Marathon with record participation – 19 hospitalized

43,000 runners, a record participation, joined the 33rd Athens Marathon – The Authentic on this sunny November morning. Greek Christoforos Merousis won the 42-kilometer race from the ancient battlefield of Marathon to Athens Panathinaic Stadium with an impressive time of two hours, 21 minutes and 22 seconds. Winner  Christoforos Merousis …

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UPD Tragedy is ‘anonymous’: refugee baby’s body washed up on Kos beach

The body of a baby was found on Sunday morning at the beach of Lambi area on the island of Kos. The baby was reportedly wearing green pants and a gray blouse over a white bodysuit. Authorities estimate the baby was approximately 6 months old. According to latest information the …

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