Inside the world of human smuggling

A look at the smuggling chain, from middlemen and passport counterfeiters to smugglers, and the refugees who use them.

Human Rights

Concern over spate of deaths in Greek refugee camps

At least three people die in a week in the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on Greece's Lesbos island.


The captain who saves thousands braving rough seas

Daphne Matziaraki's powerful short documentary follows a Greek captain and his crew as they save refugees off Lesbos.


Turkey threatens to cancel Greece migration deal

Turkey 'may scrap' migration deal after a Greek court refused to return eight soldiers allegedly linked to failed coup.


Khora community centre for Greece's refugees

With more than 62,000 refugees unable to move on, civil society and solidarity groups fill gap where the state fails.


Greek court blocks extradition of Turkey coup suspects

Turkish military officers, sought by Ankara over July's failed coup, fled to Greece in helicopter and requested asylum.


Women fear 'violence and rape' in Greece refugee camps

Study casts light on conditions women endure in refugee camps as they attempt to reach northern Europe.


Greek MP storms school over refugee classes

Golden Dawn politician and his far-right supporters threaten staff for plans to offer classes to refugee children.

Humanitarian crises

'Greece is not a safe place to live for refugees'

Refugees and migrants living in overcrowded camps in Greece as Europe prepares to return newly arrived asylum seekers.

Human Rights

Afghan asylum seekers resort to sex work in Athens

In the rundown Pedion Areos Park, older men walk slowly by young asylum seekers before agreeing on a price for sex.


Cyprus talks stall over fate of Turkish troops

Greece urges Turkish troops to leave Cyprus, while Ankara insists full pull-out of its troops is "out of the question".

Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugee chronicles daily struggles in Greece

A former chef is offering refugees a channel to vent their anger at poor living conditions in Greek camps.


Cyprus deal 'close' but don't expect 'miracles': UN

UN chief hopes for a breakthrough but says major work remains on how to implement and guarantee a final settlement.


Germany to return refugees to Greece starting in March

Berlin to begin returning newly arrived asylum seekers to Greece after five-year suspension of such transfers.


Talks 'on track' to reach a solution to Cyprus dispute

Maps on territorial claims are exchanged in Geneva, as UN chief travels there to attend peace talks.