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About 9,000 migrants on Greece's Lesbos move into tent camp after fire

About 9,000 migrants on Greece's Lesbos move into tent camp after fire

Thousands of asylum-seekers have moved into a new temporary facility on the Greek island of Lesbos, government officials said on Saturday, 10 days after a fire destroyed the Moria camp.

Thousands of migrants gather at Greece borders seeking entry

Thousands of migrants gather at Greece borders seeking entry

Migrants trickled through permeable borders to Greece from Turkey on Sunday as thousands gathered on the country's frontier seeking entry after Ankara relaxed curbs on their movement.

Greek islanders opposed to new migrant centre clash with police

Greek islanders opposed to new migrant centre clash with police

Riot police on the Greek island of Lesbos fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing protesters angry over the creation of a new detention centre

Greece speeds up creation of migrant holding centres to ease tension

Greece speeds up creation of migrant holding centres to ease tension

Greece plans to accelerate the creation of detention centres on its outlying islands in the Aegean Sea after a backlash against overcrowded camps by some migrants and nearby residents.

Migrants deplore conditions in new Greek camp

Migrants deplore conditions in new Greek camp

Freshly transferred from a packed camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, some migrants say conditions in their new home on the mainland are even worse.

Greece moves migrants from overcrowded islands to mainland

Greece moves migrants from overcrowded islands to mainland

Greece on Monday began moving asylum seekers from Lesbos in the Aegean islands to the mainland to reduce the pressure on overcrowded camps.

Greek island on strike in protest against becoming migrant 'prison'

Greek island on strike in protest against becoming migrant 'prison'

Residents on the Greek island of Lesbos went on strike on Monday to protest against European policies they say have turned it into a "prison" for migrants and refugees.

Syrian refugees stranded on Lesbos launch hunger strike

Syrian refugees stranded on Lesbos launch hunger strike

A group of Syrian refugees stranded on a Greek island launched a hunger strike in protest at the long processing of their asylum application, witnesses told dpa on Monday.

Thousands flee Greek migrant camp fire as tensions flare

Thousands flee Greek migrant camp fire as tensions flare

Thousands of people fled a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos after fire swept through tents and cabins during violence among residents, police said.

Pope brings hope to migrants, chastises leaders in Lesbos visit

Pope brings hope to migrants, chastises leaders in Lesbos visit

Declaring ‘we are all migrants,’ Pope Francis on Saturday brought a message of hope to thousands of people facing expulsion from Greece as he slammed the world community for failing to end the wars fueling the crisis.

Pope Francis wants to bring back refugees from Lesbos visit

Pope Francis wants to bring back refugees from Lesbos visit

Pope Francis wants to take back to the Vatican a number of refugees after his landmark visit Saturday to the island of Lesbos, an official of Greece's state refugee coordination agency said.

Greece expels more migrants to Turkey under EU deal

Greece expels more migrants to Turkey under EU deal

Greece deported a second batch of more than a hundred migrants to Turkey on Friday under a controversial deal to stem mass migration as Germany announced a sharp drop in asylum claims.