Jobs in Greece provide a ray of light for migrants in difficult times

Finding work for refugees and migrants can be difficult at the best of times, but in Greece, hit hard by the economic crisis, that challenge can be even greater. But for a lucky few, a job or help setting up a business provide a ray of light and the promise of a brighter future.

France steps up efforts to prevent Channel crossings

The French authorities have set out plans to prevent people in small boats risking the dangerous Channel crossing to England after the Royal Navy agreed to deploy a vessel to the Strait of Dover.

'Salvini law' could make thousands of refugees homeless

He spent four months in Algeria, where he made some money as a builder, then eight months in Libya which left him with deep psychological scars. There was no pay and his captors often left him up to four days without food.

Overcrowding on Samos, Greece

More than 4,000 refugees and migrants currently reside on the Greek island of Samos, and the refugee camp with a capacity for only 700 people is bursting. Poor hygiene and harsh weather conditions are posing a threat to the migrant population. The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR warns the situation...

Greece: Violent Pushbacks at Turkey Border

(Athens) – Greek law enforcement officers at the land border with Turkey in the northeastern Evros region routinely summarily return asylum seekers and migrants, Human Rights Watch said today. The officers in some cases use violence and often confiscate and destroy the migrants’ belongings.