Tag: Lesbos


VIDEO: Greek Migrants Riot, Expensive New Official Camp Burns

(Reuters) – Stone-throwing migrants clashed with police at the Moria detention centre on the Greek island of Lesbos on Tuesday shortly after the Dutch and Greek migration ministers toured the former army camp. Plumes of smoke billowed from the compound

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Pope Brings 12 Muslim Refugees to Rome in Papal Airplane

Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos and took twelve Muslim refugees back to Rome with him on his papal airplane. The Vatican issued a statement that the refugees included six children. The twelve included three families who have had their homes bombed during the Syrian war.


UN Warns Of Lesbos Chaos As Mediterranean Migrant Crossings Pass 800,000

More than 800,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe this year, the UN said Friday, warning the Greek island of Lesbos especially was overstretched, with thousands, including young children, forced to sleep outside. Since January, 806,000 people

345 Migrants Found In Luxury Yacht Off Greek Coast

Hundreds of migrants have been discovered aboard a luxury yacht near the Greek island of Lesbos after paying the equivalent of up to $2,500 each to travel to Europe. The vessel, which has an official capacity of just 65, was carrying


EU Tests New Screening Process On Migrant-Hit Lesbos

LESBOS, Greece — A garbage-strewn hillside on this Greek island has become the European Union’s testing ground for a new fast-track registration process for migrants. If it works, authorities plan rapid expansion to other refugee “hotspots” struggling to cope with

Travel Companies Offer Wild Discounts as 50,000 Tourists a Day Cancel Trips to Greece

Tourists planning a luxury getaway to the Greek isles are being increasingly hesitant to keep their bookings, thanks to both an economic crisis plaguing the nation’s banks and the Greek government’s inability to process thousands of illegal migrants sailing into island ports from Turkey. In order to keep revenue up, companies are offering steep discounts and encouraging tourists not to cancel trips.

Amid Economic Crisis, More than 1,000 Refugees Landed in Greece Last Weekend

As Greece’s politicians work to agree on a deal with its European creditors that will keep it from default, and the Greek people struggle with newly-imposed capital controls and an increasingly dire economic situation, thousands of migrants from Syria, Afghanistan, and African countries continue to land on Greek shores, pressuring an already crippled economy.