CHIOS, Greece (AP) — Half buried in the fine yellow sand of one of this Greek island's most popular beaches lies one of the few signs of the drama that has played out over the past year: The remains of two torn and deflated dinghies by the water's edge.
- 8 February, 2016 Migrant arrivals to Greece’s Lesbos rise after days of bad weather By Karolina Tagaris ON BOARD THE AGIOS EFSTRATIOS, Greece (Reuters) - They waved, cheered and let out sighs of relief as their rubber boat, packed with dozens of mainly Syrian and Afghan refugees, approached the Greek coast guard ship that would rescue them at open sea near the island of […]
- 15 February, 2016 Greece to open ‘hotspot’ migrant centres under EU pressure Greece will open four "hotspot" migrant registration centres in time for an EU summit this week despite local protests, as Athens comes under intense pressure to control the massive influx to Europe, a source said Monday. Defence Minister Panos Kammenos is expected to visit the hotspots […]
- 18 August, 2015 Welcome mat fraying as more migrants reach Greek island LEROS, Greece (AP) — The islanders bring food, drinks, clothing and necessities like diapers and toothpaste to the migrants huddled on this tiny outcrop in the Aegean Sea. The generosity comes naturally to residents of Leros: The island once took in political prisoners banished […]
- 9 June, 2015 Hundreds of migrants arrive by boat on Greek islands ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of people using small boats and dinghies have arrived over the past day on the eastern Aegean islands near the Turkish coast, Greek authorities said Tuesday, part of a surge of tens of thousands of migrants landing on Greek shores in recent months.
- 8 April, 2016 Greece expels more migrants to Turkey under EU deal Greece deported a second batch of more than a hundred migrants to Turkey on Friday under a controversial deal to stem mass migration as Germany announced a sharp drop in asylum claims. Police sources said a first boat left the Greek island of Lesbos ca...