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Joanna Kakissis

Joanna Kakissis appears in the following:

Pope And Patriarch Make A Rare Show Of Unity In Greece

Monday, April 18, 2016

The leaders of the Catholic and Orthodox churches called on Europe to show greater compassion for migrants, a move widely welcomed by migrants as well as residents on the Greek island of Lesbos.

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For These Greek Grandmas, Helping Migrants Brings Back Their Own Past

Friday, April 15, 2016

The women, now in their 80s, say they live on Lesbos because their parents came to the island as refugees a century ago. Pope Francis will highlight the plight of all migrants on a visit Saturday.

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Pope Francis May Travel To Greek Island To Highlight Plight Of Refugees

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The European Union is deporting asylum-seekers — escorting them by ferry from Greek islands to Turkey. The deportations are part of an EU deal with Turkey to deter migrants from coming to Europe.

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Greece Begins Migrant Deportations Under EU-Turkey Deal

Monday, April 04, 2016

Greece has begun deporting asylum seekers to Turkey, under the terms of a European Union deal with the Turkish government. About 200 people were deported from two Greek islands Monday morning.

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Greek Authorities Begin Deporting Migrants To Turkey

Monday, April 04, 2016

The flow of migrants into Europe, more than a million in the past year, is reversing. Under a deal with the Europe Union and Turkey, Greece began mandatory returns of refugees who crossed from Turkey.

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Asylum-Seekers Stuck At Greece-Macedonia Border Angered By Their Plight

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thousands are still living in appalling conditions hoping the border will open and they will be allowed to head to northern Europe, but it's become increasingly clear that's not going to happen.

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How A High-Tech Buoy Named Emily Could Save Migrants Off Greece

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Emily is about 4 feet long, weighs 25 pounds and looks like a cylinder wrapped in an orange-red life jacket. First responders in Greece are beginning to use the remote-controlled lifesaving device.

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New Robot System Helps Migrants Cross The Mediterranean Safely

Monday, March 21, 2016

Engineers are testing a new robot rescue system in the Greek islands, hoping it will be able to save some refugees while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece.

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New EU Rules Kick In But For Migrants In Lesbos, Future Uncertain

Monday, March 21, 2016

New rules went into effect this weekend which bar migrants arriving by sea from Turkey from entering the European Union. On the Greek island of Lesbos — one of the main entry points — migrants are fearful of what comes next for them.

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Migrants Stranded In Greece Are Left With Few Options

Friday, March 11, 2016

The closing of borders in the Balkans and the European Union's plan to send asylum-seekers back to Turkey has left the tens of thousands of migrants stranded in Greece unsure what to do next.

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Tens Of Thousands Of Migrants Stranded After Balkan Route Is Blocked

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia have closed their borders to all "irregular" travelers, save those with immediate humanitarian needs. This effectively shuts down the Balkan route to Europe.

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Female Migrants Struggle To Reunite With Family In Northern Europe

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Many of the asylum-seekers are the wives and children of refugees already in northern European countries that have stalled family reunification visas due to rising anti-migrant sentiment.

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As EU Closes Doors, Greece Poised To Become Europe's Refugee Camp

Monday, March 07, 2016

As asylum-seekers keep pouring into Greece, they are prevented from moving on by border restrictions imposed by other European states. EU leaders are meeting to discuss the migrant issue.

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Chaos At Greek Border Leaves Thousands Of Migrants Stranded

Sunday, March 06, 2016

The thousands of Syrians and Iraqis trapped at the Greek-Macedonian border are unsure when, or even if, they will cross. Exasperated by the chaos there, they're offering their own solutions.

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Thousands Of Asylum-Seekers Remain Trapped Along Macedonian Border

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The route by which thousands of asylum-seekers and migrants headed from Greece to northern Europe is now closed, leaving thousands stranded at the Macedonian border.

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Frustrated Migrants Try To Reach Macedonia Through Greece

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Thousands of asylum-seekers are stranded in make-shifts camp at the border between Greece and Macedonia after migrants clashed with Macedonian frontier guards on Monday.

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As Borders Close, Greece Struggles To Shelter Migrants Stuck There

Friday, February 26, 2016

Thousands of Afghan migrants are living outdoors in Athens after being prevented from entering the Balkans and Austria — in the past, the pathways to Germany, where many migrants hoped to settle.

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Despite Aegean Rescuers' Best Efforts, Not All Migrants Are Saved

Saturday, February 20, 2016

It's just before midnight on a February night when the crew of the Responder gets word from the Greek coast guard that a boat with migrants aboard is nearby. It's in trouble somewhere in Greek territorial waters in the Aegean Sea.

"There's a light, a flash," says Eugenio Miuccio, a ...

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Greeks Worry What's Behind EU Plan To Force Greece Out Of Passport-Free Zone

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The European Union is trying to manage the influx of asylum-seekers. Greeks fear threats to force Greece out of the passport-free zone is a plan to turn the country into a migrant detention camp.

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NATO Ships To Crack Down On Migrant Smuggling Networks

Thursday, February 11, 2016

NATO is sending warships to patrol the waters between Turkey and the Greek islands, hoping to stop the activities of smugglers moving migrants into Europe. But those smugglers almost ...

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