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# lesbos - Thursday 1 October, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos yesterday.

# lesbos - Saturday 16 April, 2016

The Pope has taken in three refugee families

“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

Yesterday saw the second wave of deportations.

# lesbos - Friday 8 April, 2016

Second batch of migrants sent back to Turkey

The 45 migrants were all Pakistani nationals.

# lesbos - Saturday 30 January, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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