Aegean islands

Authorities to move 700 migrants from Samos to mainland on Monday

A total of 700 migrants will leave the island of Samos by ship Monday to be taken to the part of Piraeus and, from there, to camps in the mainland.

The move is part of an effort to relieve some overflowing island camps, where conditions are often squalid, leading to frequent migrant protests that, on occasion, turn violent.

700 migrants to leave Samos Monday

A total of 700 migrants will leave the island of Samos by ship Monday to be taken to the part of Piraeus and, from there, to camps in the mainland.

The move is part of an effort to relieve some overflowing island camps, where conditions are often squalid, leading to frequent migrant protests that, on occasion, turn violent.

Four arrested in connection with violence at Samos facility

Police on the eastern Aegean island of Samos have arrested three suspects, all foreign nationals, in connection with clashes at a migrant facility that left three people injured on Monday.
Three Syrians were on Monday taken to hospital with stab wounds suffered in a fight with a group of Afghans, according to the police.

More than 120 migrants rescued in east Aegean on Monday morning

Greek coast guard officers located and rescued 121 migrants and refugees in two separate incidents in the eastern Aegean Sea on Monday morning.

The fist incident concerned an inflatable dinghy that had sailed from Turkey and was trying to reach the northern shores of Ikaria. It was carrying 49 unidentified migrants who have been transported to Vathy on the nearby island of Samos.

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