Europe Migrant Crisis

Hundreds of Migrants Head to Greece Weekly Despite EU-Turkey Deal

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — About 1,500 asylum-seekers were being transported from Greece’s eastern Aegean island of Lesbos to the mainland Monday as part of government efforts to tackle massive overcrowding in refugee camps and a recent spike in the number of people arriving from the nearby Turkish coast.

FILE - In this Thursday, March 16, 2017 file photo, piles of life jackets used by refugees and migrants are left in Molyvos village, on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos. About 1,500 asylum-seekers were being transported from Greece's eastern Aegean island of Lesbos to the mainland Monday Sept. 2, …

New Greek Government Moves To Clamp Down on Migration

The new conservative Greek government is looking to enforce stricter migration controls, claiming that its capacity to house incoming migrants is deteriorating by the day. Giorgos Koumoutsakos, a member of the now ruling New Democracy party, blamed the prior leftist

Men stand at an unofficial camp outside the refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos, on March 19, 2019. - When thousands of people fleeing war and poverty began arriving on their Greek island, many on Lesbos welcomed them. Four years later a sprawling local camp is …