The bodies of two migrants were found on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios on Monday, after accidents aboard two boats bound for Europe, according to Greek police. A 21-year-old woman drowned after falling off a boat near the island of Chios, according to accounts from 35 survivors who were travelling in the same vessel. The circumstances of the two deaths were not known, but the rickety boats laden with migrants had set out from the nearby shores of Turkey.
3 November, 2015 Rescue volunteers cry for help on Greek island's tragic shores On a rocky beach on the Greek island of Lesbos where the bodies of drowned migrants wash up almost daily, exhausted rescue volunteers hold their heads in despair. "The situation is crazy," says Essam Daod, a Palestinian doctor working with Israel-based humanitarian agency IsraAid. "There […]
19 June, 2016 Greek people smuggler given 103-year jail term: media A Greek people smuggler was sentenced to 103 years in prison for ferrying groups of migrants across the Aegean Sea to Europe, local media reported Sunday. The 63-year-old smuggler was arrested in June 2015 aboard a yacht carrying 47 people, including 1...
29 October, 2015 Coast guard rescues 242 after boat capsizes near Lesbos ATHENS, Greece (AP) — At least 11 migrants died in the eastern Aegean Sea Wednesday in five separate incidents, including a large shipwreck from which 242 others were rescued by the Greek coast guard.Powered by WPeMatico
16 October, 2015 EU, Turkey strike migrant deal as Afghan shot dead The EU and Turkey reached a deal on Thursday to stem the flow of refugees, as an Afghan migrant was shot dead at the Bulgarian-Turkish border in a dangerous new turn in the crisis. The death, believed to be the first of its kind during the crisis, forced Bulgaria's premier to fly home […]
9 October, 2015 UN backs EU military action against migrant smugglers The UN Security Council on Friday approved a European military operation to seize and destroy boats used by migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean after thousands died in dangerous crossings. European warships on Wednesday launched Operation Sophia to seize traffickers' boats in […]