9,428 of then are on the islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Kastellorizo, Kos, Leros and Kalymnos.
9,623 are hosted in the region of Attica.
The refugees at Idomeni camp (Greek-Fyrom buffer zone) are approximately 12,000 refugees.
The new arrivals in the last 24 hours reached 2,373.
Many refugees don't reach the border -- and if they do, they are bused back to Athens. Across the Greek capital, refugee tents, lines of drying washing and clusters of homeless people have been springing up in unexpected places. The United Nations Refugee Agency has filled a baseball stadium, built for the 2004 Olympic Games, with white tents. an ironic legacy for the sporting event..
said on March11, 2016
That may push refugees to try a still more dangerous says r The Washington Post
The European Union has decided to offer assistance in the borders of Albania with Greece.(March 9, 2016) Assistance will also spread to Greece's northern borders with FYROM and Albania.The statement issued by the European Commission said the aim of enforcement is to ensure identification and register refugees proceedure, security checks and adequate welcoming capacity.
The Balkan route taken by hundreds of thousands of migrants to Europe
is going to be closed, EU leaders "would declare today Monday March 7" , at the Summit with Turkey in Brussels, diplomats and officials had said since Sunday March 6,after a meeting of the EU ambassadors , whose statement — would to be approved by leaders on the next day, March 7—“Irregular flows of migrants along the Western Balkans route are coming to an end; this route is now closed,” was the conclusion ,according to a copy of the document ... Despite the surprise of Alexis Tsipras and Angela Merkel on the days that followed, things were done as said on this draft. Was the Greek government aware? find that documetn on our Greek2m eye blog
“A fundamental contradiction lies at the heart of the EU-Turkey deal Bill Frelick, refugee rights director at Human Rights Watch. “The parties failed to say how individual needs for international protection would be fairly assessed during the rapid-fire mass expulsions they agreed would take place.”
Urgency for Actions, says the @UNHCR, while #EU barters humans to #TurkishBlackmail
With increasing border restrictions across the Balkans, the UNHCR agency has early warned for the escalation of the situation into a humanitarian crisis similar to that on the Greek islands last autumn, and especially Lesvos .Find more on moodhackerblog
To Love him, Love him Not??
Visiting Athens, just 3 days before the EU deal on March 7, the European Council President Donald Tusk has warned potential migrants not to risk coming to Europe.
Speaking after talks with the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visiting Athens, Tusk said unilateral actions by EU member states is hurting solidarity and must stop.
He emphasized straight , though:“I want to appeal to all potential illegal, economic, migrants wherever you are from. Do not come to Europe. Do not believe the smugglers. Do not risk your lives and your money, it is all for nothing,” he said.
“With that,” said Donald Tusk, president of the European council, with all the confidence of a magician at a circus, “we will close the western Balkans route.” It is a hubristic claim – but one that nevertheless reflects the new hardline agenda that much of Europe’s top brass hopes to push through during the migration summit between European and Turkish leaders.
As if by magic, Tusk and his allies seek to end the European refugee crisis in two clean movements. First, by rubber-stamping the closure of the FYROM-Greek border, Second, by strong-arming Turkey into readmitting most, if not all, of those who continue to land on the Greek islands in their thousands each day.
Tusk’s logic is straightforward. If the FYROM border can be shut, then the crisis can be contained in Greece. Even if Tusk’s plan has obvious moral implications – it risks undermining the 1951 refugee convention, which was one of the seminal human achievements of the post-Holocaust era – one can understand its practical appeal for European politicians, notes the guardian.
The recommendation provides for checks on cruise ships based on the crew and passenger list, and on pleasure yachts coming from third countries at a border crossing points
According to ELAS quantity of explosive (ammonite) weighing 205.5 kg was detected by police officers of the police department Kastellorizo.
The seized explosives were seized and placed was placed in plastic containers in premises used for the storage of waste.
Was today's situation in Greece an avoidable result? Not easy to answer.
“Hundreds are arriving on a daily basis and Greece is expected to receive another 100,000 by the end of the month,” Avramopoulos told a conference in Athens, two days ahead of the crucial European Union summit on the refugee crisis with the participation of Turkey, where European leaders were aiming to press Ankara to take back economic migrants from Greece and reduce the flow of people across the Aegean Sea.
About 50,000 refugees had been stranded in Greece – according to a Red Cross estimate issued on Sunday – as Europe faces the greatest migration crisis in six decades.
“Let more refugees stay in Greece,” says Berlin and Offers Athens Financial Support for Refugee Crisis
“Our highest priority right now is that more refugees stay in Greece,” a government insider was quoted as saying in the respected economic magazine Wirtschaftswoche .
Acknowledging that the Greek economy is too weak to handle the massive influx of arriving refugees, Germany has offered financial assistance to cash-strapped Greece to assist with the country’s efforts in handling thousands of daily refugee arrivals find that.
"The threats and errors have been underestimated"
information to Greek to me, talked of at least four ISIS suspects in
the city of Mytilene during the last four days. One of them is referred
to have been driving a car, playing ISIS music around the tents of the
Syrian refugees, identified by the Syrian due to the symbolism of wolds,
and special music tune “related to ISIS Propaganda songs”//// more
THIS IS THE #NoBorderControl
Migrants were not screened on the islands on the peak flows crisis early days in Lesvos and the Aegean islands, by fingerprint, Passport , Passport ID number, or even…..face control .
All of them, migrants and refugees are considered to be kind of the same.
Find more on our Special Story, Sepember 12, 2015
12 devices for documenting and comparing the fingerprints of arriving asylum seekers and migrants will be delivered by the German ambassador in Athens Peter Schoof to the Alternate Minister of Public Order Nikos Toskas
Τhe huge influx of refugees over the summer in the islands in the eastern Aegean, Greek authorities were unable to cope with the documentation procedure and had called for assistance from other abroad.
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From boats to backpacks: volunteers in Greece are turning discarded boats
and life jackets into bags for refugees.March 8, 2016
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Identification of migrants/refugees to be in Turkey, the Mayor's of Lesvos' proposal to #refugeescrisis, by the Official
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