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“No more Moria”? Rainfall floods dozens of tents in Kara Tepe camp

Dozens of tents were flooded and large parts of Kara Tepe refugee camp on the island of Lesvos came under water after a strong rainfall on Thursday, an expected development as many people warned about from the very first moment the camp was set up. the European Commission slogan “No …

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Greece files against 33 NGO members for assisting human traffickers

Greek authorities have prepared a case file against 33 foreign nationals, members of four non-governmental organizations dealing with refugee issues on the island of Lesvos. The case file against the specific NGOs reportedly includes the offenses of forming and joining a criminal organization, espionage, violation of state secrets, as well …

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243 coronavirus cases confirmed in Kara Tepe, says gov’t spokesman

A total of 243 confirmed cases of coronvirus have been detected among refugees and asylum-seekers of Kara Tepe tent city on the island of Lesvos, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Monday. The data that will be announced on Monday afternoon by the National Health Care Organization EODY, Petsas added. …

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Police operation to move thousands of refugees to new Kara Tepe camp

Police operation to move thousands of homeless refugees on the island of Lesvos to the new provisional tents camp in the military firing range of Kara Tepe is unfolding smoothly, local media report on Thursday. The operation started at 8 o’ clock in the morning with police officers urging refugees …

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Germany plans to take 1,500 refugees from Lesvos, other islands

In a sudden change of course, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer   are planning to take in around 1,500 refugees from Lesvos and other Greek islands, German media reported on Tuesday. Those who will be relocated will be some 400 families with children, Greek Skai TV reported. …

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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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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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Greece brings evicted refugees back to accommodation centers

Some 150 recognized refugees were transferred from Victoria Square in downtown Athens to reception facilities in Skaramangas and Schisto in western Attica. Men, women and children had camped at the square after they were forced out of camps on the islands following due to the recent policy of Migration Ministry …

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Greece extends lockdown in refugee camps amid tourist season

Greek authorities have extended the lockdown in all refugee camps for two more weeks, until July 19, 2020. The joint ministerial decision on Saturday comes more than two months after lifting restrictions for the general population and just four days after the country opened wide its gates to international tourists. …

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Denmark to financially support unaccompanied minors in Greece

Denmark will offer approximately three million euros to Greece to support unaccompanied refugee minors the funding will follow an agreement Alternate Minister of Migration and Asylum George Koumoutsakos and Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Rasmus Prehn signed on Friday According to the text of the agreement, “the decision to make …

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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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Only 18 NGOs allowed to operate within migrants & refugees centers

Only 18 out of 40 non-governmental organizations operating in migrants and refugees hosting structures have applied to register in the new registry and were granted the right to continue their work. The NGOs that were certified in the old registry of the Interior Ministry had a deadline to register again …

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