Migration and Struggle in Greece

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Immigrant dies in Lesvos

Posted by clandestina on 26 July 2015

As thousands of refugees from Syria are piled in Kara Tepe informal concentration camps, health conditions get worst daily. Last Friday, a Syrian refugee just died, as there is no medical care…20150726_012652

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Six dead, 10 rescued as boat carrying Syrian asylum seekers sinks off Turkey’s Aegean coast

Posted by clandestina on 16 July 2015


At least six refugees drowned on Thursday as a boat carrying Syrian asylum seekers sank off the shore of Turkey’s north-western province of Çanakkale.

10 refugees have so far been rescued. The refugees were trying to reach Greece’s Lesbos Island through illegal means. The boat sailed from the Ayvacık district of the Çanakkale Province in the Marmara region, but it soon sank off the shores of Turkey’s Gülpınar village for unknown reasons.

The search team first rescued 10 migrants, two of whom were children and four were women. The team later reached the bodies of six Syrian asylum seekers.

The team is continuing its rescue and search operations in the region

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Migrants at Amygdaleza set fire in protest for months-long inhuman dentition

Posted by clandestina on 14 July 2015

Shortly after midnight migrants in Anygdaleza  detention center set fire to bed mattresses in five different containers.

Two Fire Brigade vehicles arrived at the spot to put down the fire, while later all immigrants returned to the containers used as cells.

This was another protest for their months-long detention with food shortage and under inhuman conditions.

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19 feared dead after people smuggler’s boat capsizes off Greek islands

Posted by clandestina on 11 July 2015


Up to 19 people are feared to have drowned trying to reach Greece from Turkey, in the deadliest Mediterranean shipwreck since May.

A people smuggler’s boat carrying up to 40 passengers capsized on Tuesday morning between the small Greek islands of Agathonisi and Farmakonisi, 10 miles from the Turkish coast. One passenger has been confirmed dead and 21 have been rescued, leaving as many as 18 still missing. “We don’t know their nationalities,” said Stella Nanou, a UN refugee agency spokeswoman.

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