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1. UNHCR steps in to ensure refugees in Cyprus receive proper protection

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unhcr-steps-in-to-ensure-refugees-in-cyprus-receive-proper-protection

The UNHCR office in Cyprus has stressed that refugees must be included in the government’s planning and response to the Covid-19 pandemic, offering hands-on solutions to the myriad problems in the government’s handling of refugee and asylum procedures that have only been exacerbated by the current crisis....

2. NGOs raise alarm over inhumane conditions at overcrowded migrant camp

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ngos-raise-alarm-over-inhumane-conditions-at-overcrowded-migrant-detention-camp

Two migrant and refugee support NGOs, Cyprus Refugee Council and Caritas Cyprus, have raised the alarm over the inhumane conditions that have developed in the Kokkinitrimithia camp, particularly since the coronavirus pandemic broke out on the island....

3. Blocked refugees rescued in the north

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/blocked-refugees-rescued-in-the-north

Coast guard officials in the Republic of Cyprus blocked a boat carrying over a hundred undocumented migrants from entering territorial waters, while reports in the north said Turkish Cypriot authorities rescued 175 Syrians including women and children...

4. Migrant camps on Greek islands put on lockdown

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/migrant-camps-on-greek-islands-put-on-lockdown

No visitors, including members of organizations and agencies, will be allowed into the migrant reception and processing centers on the Greek islands for the next two weeks at least, the Migration Ministry said yesterday, announcing a series of measures to prevent a coronavirus outbreak in any of the facilities....

5. Child dies in fire in Greek migrant camp

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/child-dies-in-fire-in-greek-migrant-camp

A young child died in a fire in an overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, fire brigade officials said....

6. Large fire breaks out at Moria migrant camp on Lesvos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/large-fire-breaks-out-at-moria-migrant-camp-on-lesvos

A large fire has broken out at the Moria refugee and migrant camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, according to local media reports on Monday. ...

7. EU-backed program foresees voluntary repatriation for 5,000 migrants

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-backed-program-foresees-voluntary-repatriation-for-5-000-migrants

Migration Policy Minister Notis Mitarakis and European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson on Thursday jointly announced the establishment of a European Union-backed program for the repatriation of 5,000 migrants from Greece. ...

8. Turkish special forces fire over Greek military vehicle at border, Kathimerini learns

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-special-forces-officers-fired-over-greek-military-vehicle-at-border-kathimerini-learns

There is evidence of a sharp increase in aggressive behavior by Turkish security forces in both the Aegean and at the Evros land border, Kathimerini has learned. ...

9. Erdogan likens Greek authorities to Nazis

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/erdogan-likens-greek-authorities-to-nazis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said there is “no difference” between Nazis and the Greek authorities trying to hold the country’s border against the influx of thousands of migrants and refugees spurred to push into the European Union by Ankara....

10. Berlin to take up to 100 children from Greek refugee camps

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/berlin-to-take-up-to-100-children-from-greek-refugee-camps

Berlin will take in 80 to 100 children from Greek refugee camps, an official in the German capital said on Tuesday, as concern mounts about migrants amassing on the Turkish-Greek border....

11. Erdogan says Greece’s treatment of migrants at border ‘murderous’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/erdogan-says-greece-s-treatment-of-migrants-at-border-‘murderous

Turkey intends to take Greece to task over its alleged “maltreatment” of refugees and migrants spurred on by Ankara to push into the European Union through the Greek-Turkish border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on a flight back from Brussels on Tuesday, according to the pro-government Daily Sabah. ...

12. EU executive tells Turkey to take migrants back from Greek border

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-executive-tells-turkey-to-take-migrants-back-from-greek-border

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said ahead of talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Turkey must move refugees and migrants away from the Greek border....

13. Special force from Cyprus flies to Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/special-forces-from-cyprus-fly-to-greece

Nearly two dozen members of Cypriot special security forces have been deployed to Greece’s Evros region to assist in a pushback of undocumented migrants, with reports saying the situation was calmer after a tense weekend...

14. EU criticizes Turkey on migration as border clashes resume

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-criticizes-turkey-on-migration-as-border-clashes-resume

Clashes between Greek riot police and migrants attempting to cross the border from Turkey erupted anew Friday as European Union foreign ministers took aim at what they called “Turkey’s use of migratory pressure for political purposes.” ...

15. EU considering more money for migrants in Turkey but won't be threatened, EU's Borrell says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-considering-more-money-for-migrants-in-turkey-but-won-t-be-threatened-eu-s-borrell-says

European Union governments will consider on Friday whether to provide more money for migrants in Turkey, but will not accept that refugees are used as a bargaining tool, the EU’s top diplomat said. ...

16. Turkey deploys 1,000 police at Greek border to stem pushback of migrants

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-deploys-1-000-police-at-greek-border-to-stem-pushback-of-migrants

Turkey is deploying 1,000 special police forces along its border with Greece on Thursday to halt the pushback of migrants toward its territory, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, adding that 164 migrants had been wounded by Greek authorities....

17. Greek forces use tear gas to repel migrants

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-forces-use-tear-gas-to-repel-migrants

Greek riot police and troops used water cannon and tear gas on Wednesday against hundreds of migrants as they made another attempt to cross the border from Turkey into Greece....

18. EU interior ministers to pledge ‘all necessary measures’ to stop illegal crossings

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-interior-ministers-to-pledge-‘all-necessary-measures-to-stop-illegal-crossings

EU interior ministers meeting in Brussels on Wednesday will pledge “all necessary measures” to prevent illegal crossings into the bloc’s external borders, according to a draft of their conclusions seen by Kathimerini, which also calls upon Turkey to abide by the terms of a 2016 deal to stem flows in the Aegean....

19. Μeasures needed to curb flow of migrants through Green Line, Anastasiades tells Akinci

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/measures-needed-to-curb-flow-of-migrants-through-green-line-anastasiades-tells-akinci

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades expressed grave concern about the “organised and increasing illegal flow of migrants through the Green Line” and told the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, that measures need to be taken. ...

20. Cyprus says it cannot cope with migrant influx

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-says-it-cannot-cope-with-migrant-influx

The interior minister of the Republic of Cyprus says the island cannot host more “economic migrants” as another boatload of refugees arrived on Tuesday, clarifying that authorities would not send back those whose lives may be in danger...

21. Turkish FM alleges three migrants killed trying to cross Greek border

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-fm-alleges-three-migrants-killed-trying-to-cross-greek-border

A war of words between Ankara and Athens over the migrant crisis escalated on Tuesday when Turkey’s foreign minister said without providing evidence that Greek soldiers had killed three migrants attempting to enter the country, a claim denied by Greece....

22. Boat carrying over 50 migrants spotted off Cape Greco

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/boat-carrying-over-50-migrants-spotted-off-cape-greco

A boat carrying more than 50 migrants was spotted off the coast of Cape Greco, police announced on Tuesday....

23. President says increasing migrant flows from Turkey distorting demographic

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-says-increasing-migrant-flows-from-turkey-distorting-cyprus-demographic

President Nicos Anastasiades expressed concern over the flow of immigrants from Turkey, which he said is an attempt to distort the demographic character of Cyprus....

24. UN: EU needs to stop bickering, support Greece on refugees

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/un-eu-needs-to-stop-bickering-support-greece-on-refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Tuesday urged European Union countries to give more resources and support to Greece as it faces a new wave of migrants and refugees from Syria and other parts of the Middle East....

25. Greek army, police dig in along Turkey border after migrant clashes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-army-police-dig-in-along-turkey-border-after-migrant-clashes

Greek troops and riot police remained on high alert on Tuesday along the land border between Greece and Turkey, the main flashpoint in an escalating row between the EU and Ankara over how to deal with a new wave of migrants and refugees....

26. Guards use tear gas to disperse hundreds of migrants at Greek-Turkish border

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/guards-use-tear-gas-to-disperse-hundreds-of-migrants-at-greek-turkish-border

Guards on Greece’s northeastern land border with Turkey made “deterrent use” of tear gas to disperse some 500 refugees and migrants trying to enter the country and the European Union after Ankara loosened controls on migrant flows....

27. Greek border crackdown amid concerns over Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-border-crackdown-amid-concerns-over-turkey

Greek government sources on Friday stressed that authorities are boosting security at the country’s border following reports that Turkey will no longer stop Syrian refugees from traveling to Europe....

28. Greek islanders strike over new migrant camps, government says no alternative

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-islanders-strike-over-new-migrant-camps-government-says-no-alternative

Greek island residents went on strike for a second day on Thursday, stepping up protests against government plans for new migrant camps on five islands after violent clashes with police....

29. 14 EU countries demand Syria govt, Russia return to 2018 ceasefire deal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/14-eu-countries-demand-syria-govt-russia-return-to-2018-ceasefire-deal

Foreign ministers from 14 European countries, including France and Germany, demanded on Wednesday that Syrian government forces and their Russian backers end their offensive in Idlib province and return to the terms of a 2018 ceasefire deal....

30. Greek Government to proceed with new island camps, despite reactions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-government-to-proceed-with-new-island-camps-despite-reactions

The Greek government is determined to move ahead with its plan to build new holding facilities for migrants and refugees as part of a plan to accelerate asylum procedures and deportations on the five islands hosting camps, its spokesman said on Tuesday, amid reactions to the scheme from island residents....

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