Europe has relied on Turkey to stem another migration crisis. That plan backfired.

This is the story behind the clashes at the Greek border. Migrants wait to board a ferry in the port of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, on March 20. (Vangelis Papantonis/AP) In the midst of Europe’s coronavirus problem, a new border … Read More

Italy closes ports to rescue ships, targeting migrants

The decree comes as the German-flagged vessel Alan Kurdi is currently in international waters of the coast of Libya with 150 shipwreck survivors Rome (CNN)Non-national migrant rescue ships will no longer be able to dock in Italy after the country … Read More

‘Catastrophe is coming’: Disaster looms as coronavirus reaches Greek refugee camps

Life for refugees in Greece is already fraught with uncertainty and hardship, but fears have spiraled since the coronavirus pandemic reached the camps. COVID-19 has reached the refugee camps of Greece, with two different migrant facilities in the country now closed to … Read More

France’s Covid-19 lockdown poses conundrum for homeless and migrants

Two men sleep at a homeless camp on March 20, 2020 in a street of Lyon, southeastern France, as a strict lockdown is in effect to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 caused by the novel Coronavirus. The number of … Read More

Greeks no longer want migrants, says Czech ambassador to Athens

Greeks dislike that people from Afghanistan, Congo, Somalia, and Iraq are trying to reach the EU, while Syrians make up only five percent of the migrants. Not only is Greece is in control of the migrant crisis at the Greek-Turkish … Read More

Britain must take in refugee children stranded between Turkey and Greece, campaigners demand

A child walks next to tends in a migrant camp set up near the Turkish-Greek border in Pazarkule, Edirne region CAMPAIGNERS are demanding that the British government follow the example of other EU countries and urgently take in child refugees … Read More

Citizen patrols ward off ‘invasion’ on Greek-Turkish border

The river Evros, which forms a natural border between Greece and Turkey, is once again a migrant flashpoint for the two neighbours (AFP Photo/Sakis MITROLIDIS) Greek soldiers — but also armed citizen groups — patrol the banks of the river … Read More

Erdogan warns Europe to expect millions of migrants

Refugees and migrants gather on the Turkish side of the closed Kastanies border crossing, on the borderline between Greece and Turkey, near the Evros River, in an attempt to cross into Greece, 02 March 2020. Thousands of refugees and migrants … Read More

Crisis Escalates at Turkey-Greece Border

Thousands of refugees are trying to enter the European Union after Turkey declared it would no longer stop them. Refugees and migrants wait before they attempt to enter Greece from Turkey on March 2 in Edirne, Turkey. BURAK KARA/GETTY IMAGES Here … Read More

EU reports significant increase in asylum applications

Figures have increased for the first time since the refugee influx in 2015. However, not all countries of origin have the same acceptance rates. Asylum applications in the EU increased from 2018 to 2019 by 13%, according to figures released … Read More

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