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In Moria camp, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, the Greek government is deliberately depriving at least 140 children with chronic, complex and life-threatening diseases of adequate medical care. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on the Greek government to act on these grave medical concerns and evacuate all severely ill children to the Greek mainland or other EU member states, where they can receive appropriate medical care.  

“We see many children suffering from medical...

Migrant numbers are rising, and conditions at the overcrowded camps on the islands are dismal.

At Moria, the largest camp on the island of Lesbos, there are more than 19,000 asylum seekers living at a facility with a capacity for 2,840.

Banners on the Lesbos municipal theatre proclaimed: "We want our islands back".

Another read: "No more prisons for human souls in the North Aegean."

North Aegean Regional Governor Kostas Moutzouris said on Wednesday he was "annoyed...

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 to leave the island.

The protesters threw stones and other objects at police, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. Others living in...

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 Borders who works in the camp, told the publication:

“Hearing children of seven, eight years old saying, ‘I want to die’, is something that I’...

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 and serving Greek police officers and soldiers confirmed to reporters they have been conducting “pushbacks” at the Greek-Turkish border...

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 been trying to illegally cross to Europe.

Six of the migrants were found to suffer injuries due to beating.

The injured...

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.

Over 45% of the roughly 16,000 people living in and outside the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos are children, according to various NGOs on the ground. These...

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.

“Some 1,117 unaccompanied minors live at the Moria hotspot (the Lesvos Island camp), of whom 140 live in long-term...

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 each.

More than 27,000 people are currently housed on the three islands – which have a nominal capacity of just 4,...

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 group said children are dying in Greece due to horrific living conditions and a lack of adequate care.

Nearly 15,000 people are trapped in Moria, among them, 5,000...

To outsiders, Diavata may seem like a sleepy village tucked in the rolling hills and bucolic landscape beyond Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city. But it's actually a flashpoint of nationalism, packed with far-right groups bent on keeping Greece for Greeks only.

Just years ago and at the height of Europe's refugee crisis, violent demonstrations emerged out of the region as authorities moved to set up some of the nation's first migrant camps.

Then, months later, locals in...

An elected Muslim religious leader in Greece's Western Thrace region was given 80 days of prison sentence for usurping authority.

İbrahim Şerif is the elected mufti of Komotini (Gümülcine) which is one of the three major cities of the Western Thrace region in Greece, home to a Muslim-Turkish minority of around 150,000 people.

Şerif tweeted on Nov. 6 that he was convicted by a court in Alexandroupoli (Dedeağac) on Nov. 5 on the basis of his participation in a Friday prayer in...

More than 250 illegal migrants caught on Monday by the Turkish border units in the northwestern province of Edirne claimed they were assaulted by Greek security forces before being illegally pushed back to Turkey. The migrants told Turkish security forces that they crossed the border and upon being caught by the authorities they were indiscriminately beaten.

Sayyed Habib, a Pakistani migrant, told reporters that the Greek soldiers first hit them, then forcibly took their mobile phones...

According to the latest official data, Greece is hosting 4,779 unaccompanied minors, but just over 1,200 are in secure structures. The data also shows that the number of unaccompanied minors has surged in recent months, reaching its highest point since the start of the refugee crisis in 2015.

Meanwhile, the number of daily arrivals of refugees and migrants from Turkey – an average of 500 – is the second highest since the 2015 crisis. At the same time, more than 35,000 asylum seekers...

As Greece grapples with a rising number of refugees and migrants arriving at its shores, the country's conservative government is pushing for tougher asylum legislation.

In the early hours of Friday, the Greek parliament voted in favor of a controversial bill introducing sweeping changes to the national asylum system, including cutting some options for appeal and facilitating the deportation of failed asylum seekers. The governing New Democracy party and the Socialist “Movement of...