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#lesbos

# lesbos - Saturday 23 July, 2022

Hotels and homes evacuated as Greece battles four major wildfires
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Hotels and homes evacuated as Greece battles four major wildfires

Jul 23rd 2022, 6:59 PM 19,144 Views 1 Comment

More than 450 people were evacuated at the Vatera holiday resort on Lesbos.

# lesbos - Sunday 5 December, 2021

Pope calls Europe's neglect of migrants 'the shipwreck of civilisation' during Lesbos visit
# Greece
# Greece

Pope calls Europe's neglect of migrants 'the shipwreck of civilisation' during Lesbos visit

Dec 5th 2021, 7:34 PM 16,073 Views 46 Comments

The pontiff said Europe was “torn by nationalist egoism”.

# lesbos - Monday 13 September, 2021

Eleven families arrive in Ireland from Moria refugee camp in Lesbos
# Greece
# Greece

Eleven families arrive in Ireland from Moria refugee camp in Lesbos

Sep 13th 2021, 10:51 PM 27,039 Views 29 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said their arrival had taken ‘longer than hoped’ due to Covid-19.

# lesbos - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Ireland to resettle 50 people from fire-ravaged Greek refugee camp
# Moria
# Moria

Ireland to resettle 50 people from fire-ravaged Greek refugee camp

Oct 1st 2020, 7:03 PM 27,775 Views 99 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee said today that Ireland will welcome refugee families from Greece under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

# lesbos - Friday 11 September, 2020

Thousands sleep outside after Greek refugee camp burns down
# Moria
# Moria

Thousands sleep outside after Greek refugee camp burns down

Sep 11th 2020, 12:35 PM 14,376 Views 20 Comments

Greek authorities have said the fires on Tuesday and Wednesday evening were deliberately set by some of the camp’s residents.

# lesbos - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Greece's largest refugee camp destroyed by second fire in a week
# Lesbos
# Lesbos

Greece's largest refugee camp destroyed by second fire in a week

Sep 10th 2020, 10:58 AM 15,002 Views 28 Comments

The blaze means thousands more refugees are in need of emergency housing.

# lesbos - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Thousands forced to flee after fire sweeps through Greece's largest refugee camp
# Moria
# Moria

Thousands forced to flee after fire sweeps through Greece's largest refugee camp

Sep 9th 2020, 8:21 AM 17,553 Views 11 Comments

A state of emergency is set to be declared on the island.

# lesbos - Monday 30 September, 2019

Greece says it wants to begin returning 10,000 migrants after deadly fire sparks riots
# Lesbos
# Lesbos

Greece says it wants to begin returning 10,000 migrants after deadly fire sparks riots

Sep 30th 2019, 10:40 PM 44,128 Views 53 Comments

A deadly fire led to riots in a camp on the island of Lesbos.

# lesbos - Sunday 18 November, 2018

'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece
# Clowns Without Borders
# Clowns Without Borders

'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece

Nov 18th 2018, 7:30 AM 8,441 Views 9 Comments

The show has been developed to help children who are suffering from trauma.

# lesbos - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Cork man accused of helping migrants into Greece detained for 'at least' another 40 days
# Lesbos
# Lesbos

Cork man accused of helping migrants into Greece detained for 'at least' another 40 days

Sep 15th 2018, 6:00 AM 24,526 Views 49 Comments

Seán Binder was volunteering with an NGO when he was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking and being a member of a criminal organisation.

# lesbos - Monday 30 January, 2017

Greek police probe string of deaths in migrant camp
# Migrant Deaths
# Migrant Deaths

Greek police probe string of deaths in migrant camp

Jan 30th 2017, 10:51 PM 8,976 Views 10 Comments

Police are investigating the deaths of three migrants in six days.

# lesbos - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Refugees taken in by the Pope hail the pontiff as a "saviour"
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Refugees taken in by the Pope hail the pontiff as a "saviour"

Apr 17th 2016, 1:00 PM 13,180 Views 154 Comments

Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos yesterday.

# lesbos - Saturday 16 April, 2016

The Pope has taken in three refugee families
# Greek Visit
# Greek Visit

The Pope has taken in three refugee families

Apr 16th 2016, 7:59 PM 39,288 Views 351 Comments

“The pope has desired to make a gesture of welcome regarding refugees,” the Vatican said.

# lesbos - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Pictures: More than 100 migrants have been sent back to Turkey
# Controversial
# Controversial

Pictures: More than 100 migrants have been sent back to Turkey

Apr 9th 2016, 8:45 AM 9,240 Views 42 Comments

Yesterday saw the second wave of deportations.

# lesbos - Friday 8 April, 2016

Second batch of migrants sent back to Turkey
# Greece
# Greece

Second batch of migrants sent back to Turkey

Apr 8th 2016, 7:47 AM 9,825 Views 60 Comments

The 45 migrants were all Pakistani nationals.

# lesbos - Saturday 30 January, 2016

33 people, including five children, have drowned trying to reach Greece
# Lesbos
# Lesbos

33 people, including five children, have drowned trying to reach Greece

Jan 30th 2016, 12:32 PM 9,564 Views 73 Comments

So far this year, 218 people have died as they attempted to make the crossing from Turkey to Greece.

# lesbos - Monday 2 November, 2015

There is no room to bury people shipwrecked off Greece as crossing numbers continue to rise
# R.I.P.
# R.I.P.

There is no room to bury people shipwrecked off Greece as crossing numbers continue to rise

Nov 2nd 2015, 1:28 PM 8,160 Views 64 Comments

United Nations figures show that more than 218,000 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in October.

# lesbos - Friday 9 October, 2015

One-year-old baby dies on migrant boat bound for Greece
# Tragic
# Tragic

One-year-old baby dies on migrant boat bound for Greece

Oct 9th 2015, 7:00 PM 14,645 Views 91 Comments

The boat began sinking during the night according to the Greek ministry of shipping.

# lesbos - Saturday 3 October, 2015

In a remote Greek cemetery, a nameless dead child with no-one to claim her
# Unknown
# Unknown

In a remote Greek cemetery, a nameless dead child with no-one to claim her

Oct 3rd 2015, 7:45 AM 16,215 Views 57 Comments

All that is known of the little girl is that she was seven, and that she died in search of a better future.

# lesbos - Sunday 20 September, 2015

US commits to taking in 100,000 refugees in 2017
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

US commits to taking in 100,000 refugees in 2017

Sep 20th 2015, 6:10 PM 22,450 Views 167 Comments

Meanwhile, at least 13 migrants including six children died off the coast of Turkey earlier today.

# lesbos - Saturday 12 September, 2015

The many different routes that migrants are taking to reach western Europe...
# Arduous Journey
# Arduous Journey

The many different routes that migrants are taking to reach western Europe...

Sep 12th 2015, 7:45 AM 12,328 Views 101 Comments

Migrants are travelling huge distances even before they reach the Mediterranean and the harrowing voyage across.

# lesbos - Sunday 30 August, 2015

'We want to help them but we can’t': Tourist hub Greek island is at breaking point
# Lesbos
# Lesbos

'We want to help them but we can’t': Tourist hub Greek island is at breaking point

Aug 30th 2015, 7:45 AM 18,270 Views 89 Comments

The country is dealing with its own economic struggles as thousands of migrants arrive in the country.