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7 children among 14 dead in migrant boat sinking off Turkey

7 children among 14 dead in migrant boat sinking off Turkey

Nov 11, – Turkish coast guards rescued 27 others after the boat went down off the town of Ayvacik on its way to the Greek island of Lesbos. A wooden boat carrying dozens of migrants sank off the Turkish coast on Wednesday, killing 14 people including seven children stuck inside the vessel’s cabin, officials and […]

November 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dozens feared dead in Aegean Sea after boat incidents

Dozens feared dead in Aegean Sea after boat incidents

Sep 20, – Thirteen migrants died after their boat collided with a ferry off the Turkish coast, officials there said, while the Greek coast guard fanned out in the choppy waters of the Aegean Sea searching for another 24 people missing after their boat sank off the island of Lesbos. Disasters at sea claimed the […]

September 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rising tide of illegal immigrants swamp Greek islands

Rising tide of illegal immigrants swamp Greek islands

Apr 20, – “The situation is no longer manageable,” said International Organization for Migration worker Zoi Livaditou, who each morning takes stock of new groups of immigrants plucked from the Aegean Sea or arriving on the beach after risky night-time crossings. The Greek island of Lesbos is being flooded by a rising tide of people […]

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