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Greece

2019

15

Oct

EU silent over growing calls from migrant rescue vessels

EU countries have silently continued to watch the ongoing migrant tragedy at their shores a migrant rescue ship that rescued 176 migrants in the Mediterranean over the weekend, appealed for help to disembark them at any EU port. However, the crew of a ship said yesterday it had so far received no response from any […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT Haber

17

Sep

Aid workers warn of catastrophe in Greek refugee camps

Children being bitten by scorpions, rats and snakes; hundreds being forced to use a single shower; the stench of human excrement never far away; and food shortages becoming the norm. One by one, Sophie McCann lists the degradations of life for refugees detained on Lesbos, the Greek island on the frontline of a new surge […]

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Country: Greece
Source: The Guardian

05

Sep

Greek Police Fire Teargas as Child Migrants Protest Conditions in Camps

Greek police fired tear gas at hundreds of children who protested in a packed migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Wednesday, the state news agency ANA reported. Some 300 unaccompanied minors joined the protest at the overcrowded Moria camp, demanding to be transferred. The young migrants set fire to rubbish bins before […]

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Country: Greece
Source: DünyaBülteni , The Globe Post

05

Sep

New Greece 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 new homeland, I will continue […]

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Country: Greece
Source: EN , Keep Talking Greece

26

Aug

Athens police poised to evict refugees from squatted housing projects

t’s just after 5am in the central Athens neighbourhood of Exarcheia. A group of Afghans and Iranians are sitting down together for breakfast in the middle of the street, with a banner that reads “No Pasaran” (“They shall not pass”) strung between the buildings above their heads. They laugh and joke as they help themselves […]

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Country: Greece
Source: The Guardian

06

Aug

Almost all masjids, graveyards of Kos island ruined

A Turkish cultural association said on Aug. 5 that almost all mosques and graveyards on Greece’s Kos (Istankoy) island were “ruined” and closed to worship. The Rhodes, Kos and the Dodecanese Turks Culture and Solidarity Association urged Greece to respect the freedom of religion of the Kos Turkish community prior to the Eid-al Adha (Muslim […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA , Hurriyet Daily

31

May

Hard-right Greek leader Kyriakos Velopoulos wants border wall

The new face of Greece’s hard right has called for a border wall along Greece’s northern frontiers to block illegal migrants. Kyriakos Velopoulos, 53, founder of the new Greek Solution party – which won a seat in Brussels on Sunday – suggested laying a minefield and building a wall on the border with Turkey and […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT Haber , The Times

30

May

Violence breaks out between residents of refugee camp and police on Greek island of Samos

Police clashed with residents from a refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos on Saturday morning, an NGO has told Euronews. The refugees and asylum seekers were staging a protest march about living conditions in the camp but had their route blocked by police at around 7.30 am local time, a member of the […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Euro News , Euro News

08

Apr

Greek police fire tear gas at refugees demanding access to border

Police have used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse refugees and migrants during a second day of scuffles outside a camp in northern Greece. Since Thursday, hundreds of people stuck in Greece have arrived at a field next to the camp in Diavata, close to the second city of Thessaloniki, in the hope of travelling […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Aljazeera

19

Feb

Council of Europe slams Greece over refugee camp conditions

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) raised concerns Tuesday over the “inhuman and degrading” conditions in Greece’s refugee camps. The committee’s report said the situation was particularly alarming at the Fylakio camp near the Turkish border — one of the “hot spots” set up with backing from the EU to […]

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Country: Greece
Source: NTV , DW