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Syrian refugee carries Olympic flame

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 16:50
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Athens

A Syrian refugee who was a sportsman before losing part of his leg in a bombing carries the Olympic flame through an Athens refugee camp.
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The Idomeni grandmother who helps migrants

Monday, April 25th 2016, 4:03
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian migrants taken in by Greek granny on a pension
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VIDEO: Greek grandmother opens home to Syrians

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 23:01

An 82-year-old grandmother in Idomeni has opened her home to some of those fleeing violence to try and reach Europe.
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VIDEO: Refugees chosen by Pope: 'We are famous'

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 0:20
related countries: Syria Syria

Pope Francis' decision to bring 12 refugees from Syria on his own plane back from the Greek island of Lesbos made headlines around the world, and two of them have told the BBC their story.
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Olympic torch lit at ancient Greek site

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 11:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The flame for the Olympic Games in Brazil is lit in southern Greece before it is taken on an international torch relay ahead of the opening ceremony.
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Pope takes Syrian migrants to Vatican

Saturday, April 16th 2016, 22:31
related countries: Syria Syria

Pope Francis takes 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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You are not alone, Pope tells migrants

Saturday, April 16th 2016, 11:31

Pope Francis makes an emotional visit to a detention camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, telling the migrants there "you are not alone".
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Syrian attempts suicide on Lesbos

Friday, April 15th 2016, 17:25
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian man reportedly attempts to kill himself in a detention camp for migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos ahead of a visit by Pope Francis.
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VIDEO: 'I lost 16 members of my family' in migrant sea crossing

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 23:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Asya Hekmat, an Iraqi Kurd migrant, lost 16 members of her family when the boat that took them from Turkey to Greece capsized.
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VIDEO: Living at Idomeni migrant camp

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 7:57
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Frustrations grow at Idomeni migrant camp as the Greek Macedonian border remains closed. The BBC took a look at what daily life living there is like.
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Fear and desperation at Idomeni crossing

Monday, April 11th 2016, 21:14

Desperation at the Greece- Macedonia border
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Greece condemns tear gas use on migrants

Monday, April 11th 2016, 7:04
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Greece condemns the action of Macedonian police after tear gas is used on migrants trying to break through the border, leading 300 people to seek treatment.
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Migrant deportations to Turkey resume

Friday, April 8th 2016, 10:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A second group of deported migrants arrives by ferry in Turkey from Greece as part of an EU deal to reduce the numbers reaching Europe.
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Migrant crisis: Pope to visit Lesbos

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 12:08

Pope Francis will visit the Greek island of Lesbos on 16 April to meet migrants, in a sign of concern about Europe's handling of the crisis.
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VIDEO: Is EU migrant deal working?

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 17:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey

As the first people return from Greece to Turkey as part of an EU deal to attempt to stop the flow of migrants, BBC correspondents in both countries assess its success.
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VIDEO: From translator to gravedigger

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 14:37

Mustafa Dawa was working as a volunteer translator on the Greek island of Lesbos, but has taken on a new role - as a gravedigger.
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VIDEO: 'Shall we go and drown in the sea?'

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 11:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish coast guard has intercepted a boat carrying around 40 Iraqi migrants who were trying to sail from Turkey to Greece.
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VIDEO: Migrants protest in Lesbos camp

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 15:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Thousands of migrants being held in camps in Greece have applied for asylum, which could slow the rate of returns to Turkey under a European Union deal.
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Greece deports first migrants to Turkey

Monday, April 4th 2016, 18:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The first boats carrying migrants being deported from Greece arrive in Turkey - part of an EU deal that has been strongly criticised.
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IMF tells Greece leak is 'nonsense'

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 23:58

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde dismisses reports that the body is trying to push Greece towards default as "simply nonsense".
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Greece challenges IMF over 'debt leak'

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 2:01

Greece seeks an explanation from the IMF over a conversation in which top officials allegedly say a crisis "event" is needed to conclude debt talks.
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Concern rises as EU migrant deal looms

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 22:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey

There is growing concern over a lack of preparation for the plan to send migrants back from Greece to Turkey, a day before it goes into effect.
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VIDEO: Anger in Turkey over migrant return

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 22:10
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey is to start receiving migrants back from Greece from Monday under plans agreed with the EU, but many residents of the town they are due to return to are unhappy.
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VIDEO: Syrian migrant: 'Deportation is a big mistake'

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 4:20
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The Greek parliament has passed a law allowing migrants arriving in the country to be returned to Turkey.
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Greece passes migrants' return law

Friday, April 1st 2016, 22:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Greek parliament passes a law allowing migrants to be returned to Turkey under an EU deal aimed at easing the numbers trying to reach Europe.
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Eight injured at Greece migrant camp

Friday, April 1st 2016, 14:55
related places: Athens

Clashes between migrants in an overcrowded camp in the port of Piraeus near Athens leave at least eight people injured, officials say.
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VIDEO: Greece migrants moved to new shelters

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 1:22
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Greece has begun moving migrants from a camp near it's border with neighbouring Macedonian, where more than 11,000 people are living in difficult conditions.
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VIDEO: Migrants in limbo on Macedonia border

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 7:33
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Authorities in Greece have been trying to persuade migrants in a camp near the border with Macedonia to move to official reception centres.
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VIDEO: Protest against migrants' detention on Lesbos

Thursday, March 24th 2016, 17:44

Activists on the Greek island of Lesbos have demonstrated against the detention of newly arrived migrants.
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Turks in Greece to monitor migrant deal

Monday, March 21st 2016, 13:46
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish observers arrive on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios to oversee an EU deal on sending migrants back to Turkey.
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EU-Turkey migrant deal comes into force

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 9:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The EU deal with Turkey to tackle the migrant crisis formally comes into effect, but Greece warns moves designed to stem the flow across the Aegean will take time.
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EU finalises Turkey migrant return deal

Friday, March 18th 2016, 22:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey and European Union leaders reach a deal over the migrant crisis, which will see failed asylum claimants in Greece returned to Turkey.
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VIDEO: The lives behind the lifejacket mountain

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 0:08
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Migrants who survived the journey from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos, recount their perilous voyage.
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VIDEO: Jolie mobbed on Greece migrant trip

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 17:11
related places: Athens

Angelina Jolie was mobbed by the media while visiting a migrant reception centre in Piraeus, near Athens, Greece.
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Cyprus threat to EU-Turkey migrant deal

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 16:33
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Turkey Turkey

The Cypriot president rejects the terms of an EU offer to Turkey to resume membership talks, jeopardising a deal to send migrants back from Greece.
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VIDEO: Human chain across fast-flowing river

Monday, March 14th 2016, 20:45
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Hundreds of migrants have crossed a fast-flowing river in a bid to cross into Macedonia from Greece.
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Migrants break through Macedonia border

Monday, March 14th 2016, 18:23
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Hundreds of migrants break through the Greek border with Macedonia after leaving a camp where thousands are stranded in worsening conditions.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugee plays piano for Ai Weiwei

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 19:43
related countries: China China, Macedonia Macedonia, Syria Syria

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei set up a piano in the middle of a refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border.
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Turkish guards strike migrant boat

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 17:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The BBC is given a video that shows a boat full of migrants being beaten with sticks as it sails from Turkey to a Greek island.
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VIDEO: Mother of three 'sleeping on streets'

Friday, March 11th 2016, 0:01
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Athens

The BBC's Nuala McGovern hears from Syrian migrant, Rabaa, in Athens who describes the trauma that forced her to flee Hama.
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VIDEO: On the road with migrants in Greece

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 20:58

The BBC's Christian Fraser walks with migrants at they approach the migrant camp at Idomeni in Greece.
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Macedonia shuts border to migrants

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 18:11
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Macedonia says it will no longer let any migrants cross its border with Greece, leaving some 13,000 stranded in a sprawling camp.
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Slovenia moves to close migrant route

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 0:10
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Slovenia introduces new border restrictions for migrants as part of efforts to close the Balkans route from Greece to Western Europe.
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VIDEO: Torrential rain floods Greece migrant camp

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 16:26
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Migrants stranded on Greece's border with Macedonia are living in a tents surrounded by mud and water.
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VIDEO: The perilous journey from Turkey to Greece

Monday, March 7th 2016, 23:53
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The BBC's Ian Pannell speaks to some of those making the perilous journey from Turkey to Greece.
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EU and Turkey hold 'difficult' summit

Monday, March 7th 2016, 18:00
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Macedonia Macedonia, Turkey Turkey
related places: Brussels

The EU holds a key summit with Turkey on tackling the refugee crisis, as the Turkish president accuses the EU of failing to deliver on aid.
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VIDEO: 'Better for us to stay in Syria and die'

Monday, March 7th 2016, 6:48
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia, Syria Syria

Alaa and Abdul Aziz, a brother and sister from Syria stranded on the Greek-Macedonian border at Idomeni, tell Christian Fraser about the reality of life as migrants.
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