Showing posts with label Lesvos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lesvos. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Greek volunteers awarded top UN humanitarian honour for efforts with migrants and refugees

A Greek human rights activist and a Greek volunteer rescue team Efi Latsoudi and the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) – have been jointly awarded this year’s Nansen Refugee Award for their efforts to aid refugees arriving in Greece during 2015.

Friday, October 30, 2015

4 Syrian children die as boat sinks off Turkey

 Four Syrian children drowned off the coast of Turkey Friday when the flimsy boat carrying them to Greece capsized in bad weather, Turkish media reported.

Worsening weather off coast of Lesvos leads to tragedy for refugees and migrants trying to reach Greece

UN,  29 October 2015 – At least 15 people have died and some 38 others are missing in five incidents involving smuggler boats carrying hundreds of refugees and migrants by sea between Turkey and the Greek islands, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Europe’s migrant crisis: More than 520 000 arrivals in Europe by sea in 2015 so far ( IOM)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on September 29 that it estimates that about 522 000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe by sea since the beginning of 2015.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Migrant crisis 'surpasses' Greek abilities, EU must help

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday said a huge influx of migrants and refugees "surpassed" his debt-hit country's abilities as he announced a raft of measures and asked for EU help to handle the crisis.

Migrant 'chaos' on Greek islands (UN refugee agency)

The refugee crisis on three Greek islands near Turkey is "total chaos", the UN refugee agency UNHCR says.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Disappointment awaits migrants fleeing conflict to Greece

They arrive full of hope and ambition to idyllic Greek islands, having fled war and other perils. However, once in Athens the migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan discover a country in crisis with little to offer them.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

With some 1,000 refugees arriving daily, Greek islands under 'severe strain,' warns UN agency

UN, 10 July 2015 – Close to 1,000 refugees are now arriving on the Greek islands every day, creating an unprecedented emergency for Greece and other countries, the UN refugee agency warned on Friday.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Greek islands under ‘tremendous strain’ as hundreds of refugees arrive daily (UN)

UN, 16 June 2015 – More than 55,000 refugees have arrived in the Greek islands so far this year, with hundreds arriving every day in inflatable dinghies and wooden boats, putting a “tremendous strain” on the communities that receive them and worsening conditions for the new arrivals, the United Nations refugee agency said today.