# Refugees

Recognised refugees families and their children stage a protest outside the UNHCR offices in Athens on May 29, 2020 against planned evictions from their places of shelter. Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP
Recognised refugees families and their c […]

Thousands face homelessness in Greek refugee relocation push

Abdelkader and his family are among thousands of refugees about to lose the temporary homes they were given under a Greek housing scheme in order to make room for other asylum seekers
Two African migrants on board the Aita Mari rescue boat watch a new group of migrants from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan wait to be rescued by members of the Spanish NGO Maydayterraneo in Mediterranean international waters off the Libyan coast on February 10, 2020. Photo: Pablo Garcia / AFP
Two African migrants on board the Aita M […]

Fears mount over migrants dying ‘out of sight’ in Mediterranean

As the coronavirus dominates headlines, activists fear the Mediterranean is the scene of an overlooked tragedy as more migrants try to cross, Europe closes its ports and rescue ships cease to function
Ein Junge sitzt in Decken eingewickelt am Strand des Dorfes Skala Sikamias, nachdem er mit einem Beiboot die Ägäis von der Türkei aus überquert hat. Bis zu 1500 Kinder aus den Flüchtlingslagern auf den griechischen Ägäis-Inseln sollen in den kommenden Wochen in anderen europäischen Staaten aufgenommen werden.
Ein Junge sitzt in Decken eingewickelt a […]

EU to rehouse up to 1,500 refugee children living in Greek camps

Around 116,000 refugees and migrants are currently living in Greece. Among them are an estimated 5,500 unaccompanied minors.
Inhabitants hold a banner reading "Patriotic Movement of Pieria" outside the town hall in Makrygialos, some 460km north of Athens, during a protest on February 17, 2020 against the creation of a migrant hosting centre.
Inhabitants hold a banner reading "Patri […]

On Greek mainland, locals stonewall migrant relocations

The village of Makrygialos is one of many areas in mainland Greece where the government is locked in a tug of war with local communities over the housing of migrants
Several refugees are sitting at the stern of the ship "Open Arms" of the aid organisation Proactiva Open Arms in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lampedusa. The Spanish government has apparently offered the rescue ship "Open Arms" Mallorca as a safe haven in the struggle for a solution for the 107 migrants on board.
Several refugees are sitting at the ster […]

Spain offers closest ports as safe haven for migrant vessel

The EU has praised Spain for taking in the NGO vessel Open Arms, which has been denied entry to Italy with over 100 migrants on board.
Numerous refugees are saved by a boat of the aid organisation SOS Mediterranee just off the Libyan coast while attempting to cross over to Italy in the Mediterranean, 27 January 2018. Photo: Laurin Schmid/SOS Mediterranee/dpa
Numerous refugees are saved by a boat of […]

Migrants stranded at sea off Malta to be redistributed around EU

After being at the sea for four days, a group of migrants are finally allowed to enter Malta and will be distributed around the EU countries.