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Joanna Kakissis

Joanna Kakissis appears in the following:

Here's What It's Like To Be A Syrian Refugee In Europe

Thursday, September 03, 2015

In February, NPR published this look at families struggling to stay together amid civil war. The crisis has only intensified since then and we are republishing the original story.

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Budapest Opens Rail Station But Suspends Train Service To The West

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Hundreds of migrants camping in the square in Budapest rushed into the station, desperately trying to board trains for western Europe. All trains to the west have been canceled.

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Some Hungarians Aid Migrants Waiting Outside Budapest Train Station

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Many of the migrants waiting outside the rail station in Budapest hoping to get to Germany are showing the effects of exhaustion, malnutrition and days of sleeping rough. Now some Hungarians are trying to help.

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Authorities Stop Migrants In Budapest From Rail Travel

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The Hungarian authorities first allowed hundreds of refugees to take trains from Budapest to Germany. Then on Tuesday, they refused to allow migrants to travel โ€” even those who had purchased tickets.

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Hungary Closes Budapest Train Station To Migrants

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Hungarian authorities closed the international rail terminal in Budapest to migrants Tuesday after many purchased tickets to Germany.

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Settled Migrants In Greece Reach Out To Help Newcomers

Monday, August 31, 2015

Afghan refugees are camped out in an Athens park, waiting for papers to get out of Greece. They live in donated tents and get clothes, medicine and food from volunteers โ€” including fellow migrants.

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By Boat, By Bus, By Any Way Possible: One Refugee's Perilous Journey

Friday, August 28, 2015

Munzar Omar, a teacher from Syria, left his wife and children behind as he searches for a safer home for them. He's one of hundreds of thousands fleeing war in Syria and heading towards Europe.

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Migrants Risk It All To Get To Richer E.U. Countries

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of migrants risk their lives to reach Europe. But when they get to the continent their journey isn't over. Most go on at more risk and greater cost to reach Germany and Sweden.

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Refugees Now Allowed To Cross Into Macedonia From Greece

Monday, August 24, 2015

Macedonia has re-opened its border with Greece to refugees after declaring a state of emergency and firing tear gas at them. We meet one Syrian family caught in the cross-border chaos.

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Police In Macedonia Fire Stun Grenades At Refugees Who Storm Border

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Thousands of migrants broke through police lines and crossed the border from Greece into Macedonia, hoping to continue northward to new lives in northern Europe. Macedonian police fired stun grenades.

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Greek Prime Minister Resigns To Pave Way For New Elections

Thursday, August 20, 2015

After less than seven months in office, the Greek prime minister announced Thursday he will resign to pave the way for early elections on September 20.

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Greek Island Of Kos Burdened By Migrant Migration

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Millions of migrants and refugees are trying to get into the European Union. One way in is via the Greek islands. The migration is making a major impact on the island of Kos.

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Greek Islanders Struggle To Aid Refugees Without Losing Tourists

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Many residents on Kos feel sympathy for refugees that have arrived on their shores, but locals also worry that the crisis could destroy the tourist industry which provides the bulk of their income.

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Migrants And Refugees Find Temporary Shelter On Greek Ferry

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The ferry Eleftherios Venizelos will house 2,500 in its rooms and serve as an area where local authorities will be processing paperwork for the thousands of migrants and refugees on Kos in Greece.

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Fleeing War, Syrians And Afghans Stream Onto Tiny Greek Island

Saturday, August 15, 2015

More than 124,000 people have arrived by sea to the Greek islands this year. But Kos, a popular tourist destination, has been the most unprepared for the influx of those in need of refuge.

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Greek Coast Guard Rescues More Than 1,400 Migrants In Aegean Sea

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Greek coast guard says it rescued more than 1,400 migrants trying to cross between Turkey and Greek islands in the Aegean Sea over the last three days. More than 124,000 migrants have made the journey to Greek islands on small boats so far this year.

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An 'Island Tax' Could Harm One Bright Spot In Greek Economy

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The new bailout plan for Greece calls for a steep sales-tax increase on the Aegean Islands, raising fears it could harm tourism, one of the few sectors that's been doing well.

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Covering Greece: When It's Not Just A Story, It's Personal

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Reporter Joanna Kakissis was born in Greece but raised in the U.S. She returned to Greece in 2010 as the country's economic crisis began. She describes covering a story that often hits close to home.

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The Greek Banks Are Open Again, But The Sales Tax Just Went Up

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The good news for Greeks is that banks are open again. The bad news is a sales tax hike that's made most things more expensive. It's an attempt to raise more tax revenue and balance the budget.

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At Last, Banks Reopen In Greece After 3 Long Weeks

Monday, July 20, 2015

After being closed for three weeks, Greek banks are reopening on Monday. During the closure, customers were only able to get 60 euros (about $70) a day at ATMs.

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