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In Patras, young Afghan migrants strive to reach western Europe. For those willing to endure an often brutal journey, the dream of building a new life awaits.

Greece has faced backlash after it extended a migrant camp lockdown.

Greece announces extension of coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps

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Greece announces extension of coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps

The Greek government has announced that it will extend a coronavirus lockdown in its heavily overcrowded refugee camps as activists and rights groups protest dismal treatment of refugees

Greece slashes essential migrant support groups in 'transparency' overhaul

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Greece slashes essential migrant support groups in 'transparency' overhaul

Dozens of groups helping refugees in Greece risk being edged out by new government measures.

Greece picks up 36 more migrants off <em>Lesbos</em>

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Greece picks up 36 more migrants off Lesbos

According to the Greek state news agency ANA, the group is made up of 10 women, 10 children and 16 men, all from Iran and Afghanistan.

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Thousands of refugees leave social housing under Greek law

Many refugees in Greece face homelessness as evictions mean they're desperate for accommodation.

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Thousands face homelessness in Greek refugee relocation push

Thousands of recognised refugees are set to lose their homes in Greece this week.

Keira Dignan

Fighting to protect refugees in Europe amid Covid-19

New groups are mobilising across Europe to demand an evacuation of refugee camps as the Covid-19 pandemic makes already bad conditions for ...

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Greece extends migrant camp lockdown

Greece announced it has extended a coronavirus lockdown on migrant camps until June 7.

Refugees at <em>Lesbos</em> in danger of coronavirus pandemic

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Refugees at Lesbos in danger of coronavirus pandemic

Refugee camps in Greece are facing a coronavirus spread as people continue to test positive for the virus.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Greece's centre-right government moves towards Assad normalisation

Greece is taking steps to normalise ties with the Syrian regime.

Greece to move refugees from infamous Moria camp

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Greece to move refugees from infamous Moria camp

Greece was set Sunday to evacuate hundreds of migrants from a notoriously overpopulated island camp to the mainland.

Migrants in Greece shot after venturing out of camp

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Migrants in Greece shot after venturing out of camp

Two asylum seekers who broke quarantine restrictions by leaving locked-down Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos were left ...

Greece to move migrants out of congested island camps

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Greece to move migrants out of congested island camps

Greece will move thousands of vulnerable asylum seekers from camps on Aegean islands to apartments, hotels and other camps on the mainland.

Greece kicks off scheme to relocate migrant children

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Greece kicks off scheme to relocate migrant children

Greek authorities said migrant children being held in detention centres will be relocated, after rights groups called on Greece to release the ...

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Activists urge Greece to release migrant children from camps

Human Rights Watch has launched a campaign urging Greek authorities to release hundreds of migrant children from refugee camps, in a bid to protect them from Covid-19.

Arash Yousufi and Keira Dignan

'Catastrophe is coming': Disaster looms for Greek refugee camps

Life for refugees in Greece is already fraught with uncertainty and hardship, but fears have spiralled since the coronavirus pandemic reached ...

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Coronavirus could spread faster in camps than on ships

The International Rescue Committee is particularly concerned about three camps where the population density is higher per square kilometre than ...

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HRW implores Greece to reinstate migrants' right to asylum

Human Rights Watch sayd hundreds of new arrivals to Lesbos are being detained, denied the right to asylum and set for deportation, ...

Greece puts refugee camps on lockdown over coronavirus

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Greece puts refugee camps on lockdown over coronavirus

Greece’s migration ministry has imposed lockdown on refugee camps across the country at huge risk from a COVID-19 spread due to them being ...

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Coronavirus on Lesbos worries migrants held in deplorable conditions

A case of COVID-19 on Lesbos has sparked worries of its spread to Moria camp, where 20,000 people are kept in cramped conditions, ...

Turkey and EU to meet on worsening migrant crisis

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Turkey and EU to meet on worsening migrant crisis

As hundreds of migrants knock on Europe's door, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the leaders of Germany and France will hold talks to deal ...

Erdogan demands NATO supports Turkey in Syria conflict

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Erdogan demands NATO supports Turkey in Syria conflict

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded more support Monday from his NATO and EU allies, despite anger over his bid to pressure them by ...

Erdogan in Brussels for refugee talks with EU

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Erdogan in Brussels for refugee talks with EU

Germany has suggested taking in 1,500 child refugees - fewer than the total number of asylum seekers that have arrived to Greece from Turkey ...

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