A boat carrying migrants sank 13 nautical miles southwest of Paxi island as it was taking on water with twelve people dead.
The Greek Coast Guard rescued 658 refugees and migrants in 20 separate incidents in the seas of the Eastern Aegean between Friday, November 15 and Monday morning, November 18.
A total of 227 migrants and refugees arrived on Lesvos from Sunday midnight until
A car carrying migrants collided with a truck in Kavala, northern Greece, on Saturday, killing 11 people. After the collision, both vehicles burst into flames.
He became the face that personified Greece’s uneven battle to protect lives and human dignity at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015-2016, when hundreds of thousands of refugees were making the perilous crossing from Turkey’s shores to the island of Lesvos on their way to Europe.
Another 107 asylum seekers left the Moria reception and identification centre on the island of Lesvos late on Thursday.
Nineteen international NGOs appealed to Greek authorities improve conditions at the refugees-migrants reception centres on the Greek islands immediately.
The bilateral agreement between Greece and Turkey for the readmission of migrants must continue to be implemented, European Commission spokesperson Natasha Bertaud said on Friday, during the regular press briefing.
“Greece has made significant progress on the refugee issue,” executive director of Frontex, Fabrice Leggeri, said on Saturday in a statement to Der Spiegel.
Parliament parties passed in principle the draft bill on asylum granted to migrants and refugees, following a lengthy debate of 12 hours, on Tuesday night.