The lawyers of the relatives of the missing persons of the deadly shipwreck in Pylos, Maria Papamina (Greek Council for Refugees), Eleni Spathana (Support for Refugees in the Aegean) and Yannis Kastanos, came to the Prosecutor's Office of Kalamata today and submitted on their behalf a request for the lifting of the ship and the recovery of the bodies from the seabed.
Up to 600 people drown off Pylos, Greece - only days after EU leaders agreed to further erode the right to asylum
Open letter by over 180 human rights organizations and initiatives together with Tima Kurdi, aunt of Alan Kurdi.
Did the Greek Coast Guard try to pull the boat out of Greek waters before it capsized?
Journalists are not allowed to enter the hall where the survivors of Wednesday's shipwreck are located. But deputies were able to talk to them. According to former MEP Kriton Arsenis, they told that the Greek Coast Guard towed the overcrowded fishing boat before it capsized.
On the 17th of May, Greek authorities announced that starting the next day food and water would no longer be provided for people outside of the asylum procedure living in the Lesvos Closed Controlled Access Centre (C.C.A.C.).
A boat with 750 asylum seekers on board capsized just outside Pylos, Greece. The ship was sailing from Libya towards Italy. So far, only about 100 people have been rescued, hundreds are still missing - it could be one of the deadliest shipping accidents ever. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and survivors.
940 people who arrived on Lesvos within the last year are untraceable. What exactly happened to them is unclear. But for years, reports of masked men illegally abducting people and abandoning them at sea have been mounting.
On Thursday 18/05/2023, the Greek Ministry of Migration decided to restrict access to food for people living in the "Mavrovouni" camp. Since Friday, 19/05/2023, only people with an ongoing asylum procedure have been granted access to food and water. 571 people are now being prevented from having the right to access food and water.