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Pope to visit migrant hot spot Lesbos on Greece visit

The Manila Times 15 Oct 2021
Lesbos has for years been the main port of entry into Europe for asylum seekers and housed Moria, the continent's largest migrant camp, which the pope previously visited ...
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Six EU Countries Want to Maintain Deportations of Afghan Asylum-Seekers

The Wire 11 Aug 2021
and NATO withdrawal from the country ... Germany, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and Greece signed the letter ... “Stopping returns sends the wrong signal,” they added ... 15, 2016 ... FILE – A Turkish-flagged passenger boat carrying migrants to be returned to Turkey leaves the port of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos, April 8, 2016 ... ....
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Jailing of Afghans for Lesbos migrant camp fire a ‘parody of justice’

The Observer 13 Jun 2021
The fires did not cause casualties but for days afterwards thousands of men, women and children were forced to live rough in Lesbos until the construction of an emergency temporary settlement close to Mytilene, the island’s port capital ... on Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos.
photo: European Community / Etienne Ansotte
Conference call between Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Pedro Sanchez, Spanish Prime Minister
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EU Offers Turkey Aid, Trade Help Despite Rights Concerns

Beijing News 26 Mar 2021
FILE - Migrants on a dinghy are approached by a Greek coast guard boat near the port of Thermi, as they crossed part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to the island of Lesbos, Greece, March 1, 2020 ... Sea to Greek islands like Lesbos and Samos, and improved life for refugees in Turkey.
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5 years on, stalled EU Turkey migrant deal remains a model

Kearney Hub 18 Mar 2021
FILE - In this Friday, April 8, 2016 file photo, an officer from the European Union's border protection agency, Frontex, leads a migrant on board to a ferry in the port of Mytilini, Lesbos island, Greece.
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Lesbos: Child mental health crisis brews in refugee communities

Al Jazeera 11 Feb 2021
A drawing by a child in Lesbos of the perilous sea journey to Europe undertaken by many migrants and refugees [Courtesy ... Refugees and migrants wait to be transferred to camps on the mainland after their arrival on a passenger ferry from the island of Lesbos at the port of Lavrio, Greece, in September 2020 [File.
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Greece seeks to send 1,450 migrants back to Turkey

Metro USA 14 Jan 2021
Refugees and migrants at the Kara Tepe camp on the island of Lesbos ... Refugees and migrants wait to be transferred to camps on the mainland after their arrival on a passenger ferry from the island of Lesbos at the port of Lavrio ... Refugees and migrants make their way in the Kara Tepe camp on the island of Lesbos.
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‘Worse than Moria’: migrants get to grips with new Greek camp

Manila Bulletin 03 Oct 2020
A woman holds her child as refugees from the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos , Kos and Leros wait to board buses after disembarking at the port of Lavrio, some 70 km south-east of Athens, prior to be transferred to camps in mainland Greece, on September 29, 2020 ... But Lesbos officials and locals resisted the plan.
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European Leaders Fear Economic Impact of Coronavirus Will Fuel Migration

Voa News 29 Sep 2020
European officials fear the coronavirus pandemic will spark eventually another massive migration wave from Africa and the Middle East ... 27, 2020 ... FILE - Migrants on a dinghy are approached by a Greek coast guard boat near the port of Thermi, as they crossed part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to the island of Lesbos, Greece, March 1, 2020 ... 21, 2019 ... .
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Greece: Fire in Migrant Camp on Samos Island 'Under Control'

Voa News 21 Sep 2020
Rehousing of Moria Fire Victims on Lesbos Island Proceeding Smoothly ... On the streets for several days, most of the asylum-seekers expelled from Moria, about 10,000 people according to the authorities, were installed in a camp hastily set up by the government near the port of Mytilene, the capital of Lesbos.
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Greece Arrests Suspected Arsonists After Fire at Migrant Camp

Voa News 16 Sep 2020
He said all other suspects were being held on Lesbos and were set to appear before a prosecutor to be charged and face probable deportation ... FILE - Migrants on a dinghy are approached by a Greek coast guard boat near the port of Thermi, as they crossed part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to the island of Lesbos, Greece, March 1, 2020.
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Lesbos on edge as locals and migrants live in fear

The Jordan Times 15 Sep 2020
Afentoulis was quick to point out this was not always the case in Lesbos, the main port of entry for arrivals in EU member state Greece because of its close proximity to Turkey ... In Lesbos meanwhile, incidents between migrants and locals have been frequent on the island since last year.
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Greece to build permanent migrant centre to replace destroyed Moria camp

The Independent 15 Sep 2020
He appeared to dismiss protests by Lesbos residents who have opposed the creation of a new centre as well as by migrants demanding to be resettled away from the island ... Lesbos fire ... Greek authorities have resettled hundred of the homeless refugees in a temporary new tent facility outside the main port of Mytilene, the capital of Lesbos.
photo: AP / Petros Giannakouris
Migrants sleep on the road near the Moria refugee camp on the northeastern island of Lesbos, Greece, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020
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Greece accuses migrants of deliberately burning their camp

Dawn 15 Sep 2020
LESBOS ISLAND ...Greece can’t handle alone the situation, the EU has to find a solution.” Afentoulis was quick to point out this was not always the case in Lesbos, the main port of entry for arrivals in EU member state Greece because of its close proximity to Turkey.
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