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Greece

2019

20

Dec

Greek police fire tear gas at migrants on island of Samos

Greek police on Thursday (Dec 19) fired tear gas at migrants protesting against their detention and living conditions in a migrant camp on the northern Aegean island of Samos, officials said. About 300 people, mostly Africans, rallied outside the camp in Vathy demanding to be allowed to leave the island, a police official said. The […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Euro News

19

Dec

Clashes break out in migrant camp on Greek island of Samos

Clashes broke out Thursday between police and a group of migrants at a refugee camp on the eastern Greek island of Samos, prompting the local mayor to shut down a nearby elementary school and kindergarten. The clashes came as about 200 people began protesting conditions in the dramatically overcrowded camp and demanding they be allowed […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT Haber , NYT

18

Dec

‘We Want to Die’: Kids at Greece Migrant Camp Speak About Miserable Life

There is an epidemic of self-harming in children between the ages of 12 and 17, with some of them attempting suicide in the Greek camp. Nearly 18,000 people, including 7,000 children, are currently living in the camp, which was built to house just 2,000, BBC News reports. Angela Modarelli, a child psychiatrist with Doctors Without […]

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Country: Greece
Source: BBC , Albawa

13

Dec

Greece’s illegal ‘pushback’ of refugees caught on video

German weekly Der Spiegel published video footage Thursday showing masked Greek law enforcement officers forcibly sending dozens of refugees to an area in Turkey near its border. Two masked men wearing camouflage suits were seen putting refugees on a small boat, crossing the Meric River and forcing them to land on Turkish soil. Several retired […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT Haber , AA

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