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Greece

2019

02

Dec

Turkey treats migrants allegedly beaten by Greek troops

A group of irregular migrants allegedly pushed back forcibly to Turkey after being beaten by Greek soldiers are being nursed back to health in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, near the Greek border. The 68 irregular migrants caught by Turkish border guards in a forbidden military zone — including Afghan, Pakistani, Algerian and Bangladeshi nationals — had […]

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Country: Greece
Source: CNN , AA

26

Nov

Children of Moria — A generation lost

The majority of migrants and refugees who have reached Greece since January 2018 are women and children according to the UNHCR. Children make up 36.1% and women 23.3% of the total arrivals to Greece. Since January 2019, some 104,000 migrants and refugees have reached European shores; 29.2% of them being children and 19.2 % women. […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA , Info Migrants

22

Nov

Greece to ‘shut the door’ to migrants not entitled to asylum

Greece said on Friday it was deploying more border guards to “shut the door” to migrants not entitled to stay, the latest sign of a hardening stance against asylum seekers since a new surge in the number of arrivals. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told parliament he had approved the hiring of 400 guards at Greece’s […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Sputnik , Reuters

22

Nov

Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied minors currently in Greece

Some 4,962 unaccompanied minors currently live in Greece, the National Center of Social Solidarity reported on Wednesday, while only one in four are accommodated in humane conditions. The organizations said at a presentation that the main problems these children face are very limited access to basic housing, food and water, and lack of legal representation. […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT Haber , Greek Reporter

21

Nov

Greece to replace island refugee camps with “detention centres”

Greece has announced plans to close its three largest migrant camps and replace them with facilities on the mainland that campaigners have likened to detention centres. People living in overcrowded camps on the islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos will be moved to closed complexes for identification, relocation and deportation with a capacity of at least 5,000 people […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

18

Nov

Baby dies in Greek refugee camp: Medical charity group

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced Saturday that a 9 month old baby died in the Moria refugee camp in Greece. “We have confirmed today by the local hospital in #Lesbos that a 9 month old baby has died some days ago from severe dehydration in #Moria camp #Greece,” MSF said on Twitter. The medical charity […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA , AA

07

Nov

Elected Muslim religious leader gets prison in Greece

An elected Muslim religious leader in Greece’s Western Thrace region was given 80 days of prison sentence for usurping authority. İbrahim Şerif is the elected mufti of Komotini (Gümülcine) which is one of the three major cities of the Western Thrace region in Greece, home to a Muslim-Turkish minority of around 150,000 people. Şerif tweeted on Nov. 6 […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Hurriyet Daily News , Euro News

06

Nov

Most unaccompanied minors not housed in secure shelters

According to the latest official data, Greece is hosting 4,779 unaccompanied minors, but just over 1,200 are in secure structures. The data also shows that the number of unaccompanied minors has surged in recent months, reaching its highest point since the start of the refugee crisis in 2015. Meanwhile, the number of daily arrivals of […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT Haber , Ekathimerini

06

Nov

Over 25,000 irregular migrants pushed back to Turkey by Greece

A total of 25,404 irregular migrants were pushed back to Turkey by Greece in the first ten months of 2019, up from 11,867 migrants in 2018, Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Oct. 27. “It has been identified from the testimonials of pushed back migrants that, after detained by Greek officials, their personal […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA , Hurriyet Daily News

01

Nov

Greece toughens asylum rules as migrant arrivals rise

As Greece grapples with a rising number of refugees and migrants arriving at its shores, the country’s conservative government is pushing for tougher asylum legislation. In the early hours of Friday, the Greek parliament voted in favor of a controversial bill introducing sweeping changes to the national asylum system, including cutting some options for appeal and […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Politico