Over 76,000 refugees, migrants reach EU in 2016

Over 76,000 refugees, migrants reach EU in 2016

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday said 76,263 maritime refugee and migrant arrivals were recorded in Europe through the first six weeks of 2016.

At least 35 migrants drown in two accidents off Turkey

At least 35 migrants drown in two accidents off Turkey

At least 35 migrants drowned in two accidents in the Aegean Sea on Monday as they tried to cross from Turkey to Greece, Turkish media said.

Growing numbers of children in migrant sea crossings: UN

Children currently account for 36 percent of those risking the treacherous sea crossing between Greece and Turkey.

European Union blasts Greece over migrant crisis

The European Union blasted Athens for its handling of the migrant crisis Wednesday, saying it had "seriously neglected" its duty to protect the bloc`s frontiers, raising the prospect of border controls with the rest of the passport-free zone.

EU blasts Greece over migrant crisis as seven more drown

Seven migrants drowned trying to reach Greece on Wednesday, as the European Union blasted Athens for its handling of the crisis, saying it had "seriously neglected" its duty to protect the bloc`s borders.

Greece blasts `lies` in EU migrant talks

Greece lashed out on Monday at what it called "lies" by its EU partners following calls for Athens to be suspended from the Schengen passport-free zone if it fails to staunch the flow of migrants into Europe.

Austria gives Greece fresh Schengen warning

Greece faced fresh pressure Saturday on its handling of the migrant crisis after Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner warned that Athens faced "temporary exclusion" from the EU`s passport-free Schengen zone.

France welcomes more refugees amid tough control

France is to open its doors to more refugees coming notably from Syria as part of the "solidarity quota" agreed by the European countries, the media reported.

At least 44 migrants dead as boats sink on way to Greece

At least 44 migrants dead as boats sink on way to Greece

The Greek coastguard said they had rescued 74 people after two boats ran into trouble off the Greek Aegean islands of Farmakonisi and Kalolimnos.

British woman, sold as sex slave in Greece, was `raped by 110 men in 22 hours`

British woman, sold as sex slave in Greece, was `raped by 110 men in 22 hours`

Her holiday to Greece turned into a dreaded nightmare.

At least 15 migrants dead as boats sink off Greece

At least 15 people including six children have died after their boats sank off the Greek islands of Farmakonisi and Kalolimnos early Friday, with dozens of other migrants reported missing, the coastguard said.

EU states 'failed to deliver' on migrants: Juncker

EU states 'failed to deliver' on migrants: Juncker

So far just 272 refugees have been moved to other countries out of the 160,000 that European Union nations agreed to relocate.

Greece 'accepts' IMF role in bailout: Eurogroup chief

Greece 'accepts' IMF role in bailout: Eurogroup chief

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Thursday said Greece had "fully accepted" that the International Monetary Fund take a role in its third bailout programme despite Athens earlier saying the fund is no longer needed.

Turkey finds drowned bodies of 21 migrants, including children

Turkey finds drowned bodies of 21 migrants, including children

The IOM said it estimated that in the first three days of 2016 alone just over 5,000 migrants and refugees crossed into Greece.

Bodies of nine migrants found washed up on Turkey beach: Report

Turkish authorities on Tuesday found the bodies of at least nine migrants, including several children, washed up on a beach after their boat sank en route to Greece, Dogan news agency reported.

200 migrants rescued off Greece so far in 2016; 1 dead

Greece's coast guard says 217 migrants have been rescued by authorities since the start of the new year in four separate incidents.

Drowned toddler becomes first 2016 migrant casualty in Aegean

A drowned two-year-old boy has become the first known migrant casualty of the year after the crowded dinghy he was travelling in slammed into rocks off Greece's Agathonisi island, the coastguard said.

Over 1 million migrants reach Europe by sea in 2015: UN

Over 1 million migrants reach Europe by sea in 2015: UN

Over one million migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2015, nearly half of them Syrians, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday.

Incredible story of Syrian refugee's 7-hour swim from Turkey to Greece; his home was bombed

Incredible story of Syrian refugee's 7-hour swim from Turkey to Greece; his home was bombed

It's an incredible story of a Syrian refugee who fought against all odds to start a new life.

At least 10 migrants die in latest Aegean Sea accident: report

At least 10 migrants including five children died early Wednesday when their boat sank near the Greek Aegean island of Farmakonissi, the national ANA news agency said.