Joanna Kakissis

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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 never leave the Turkish coast, and many people in Greece see the move as a public relations exercise aimed at assuaging German public opinion.


Migrant Rescue Ship Prowls Waters Between Greece And Turkey

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Thousands of migrants land daily on Greece' shores seeking asylum in Europe. Hundreds don't make it, drowning during the sea voyage. Volunteers, with private rescue boats, are trying to save migrants.


Volunteer Groups Step In To Rescue Migrants En Route To Greek Islands

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

More than 62,000 migrants crossed to Europe by boat in January alone — almost all of them landing on Greek islands after perilous journeys from the Turkish coast. Three hundred and sixty people have died while making that crossing. NPR takes us on a boat that is trying to stop that from happening.


Greek Guardian Leaves Law To Help Aid Migrant Children

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Thousands of refugee children are traveling alone through Europe. A 30-year-old woman helps some who arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos, a main gateway into the European Union for asylum-seekers.


After Drownings, Greece-Bound Migrants Who Survived The Journey

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Greek coast guard says at least 21 people, including nine children, died Friday after migrant boats sank in the Aegean Sea.


More Than 40 Migrants Die As Boats Sink In Mediterranean Sea

Friday, January 22, 2016

More than 40 migrants are feared dead after two boats sank in waters between Turkey and Greece. Thousands of migrants continue to make the crossing despite the winter weather, and about 100 people have drowned trying to get to Europe so far this month.


Greece Cracks Down On Volunteers Aiding Migrants

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Greek coast guard has arrested 5 foreign members of volunteer rescue teams trying to help migrants crossing between Turkey and the Greek islands. They may be charged with aiding human trafficking.


Slovakia's Migrants Keep A Low Profile In A Country Wary Of Outsiders

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Slovakia has never been particularly welcoming to migrants and it resisted the most recent influx to Europe. Those who came a generation ago say they are still often seen as outsiders.


Greeks Forced To Weather Multiple Crises In 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Greeks had to confront creditors with an untested leader at the helm, deal with more austerity measures, economic overhauls and take in thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa.


Greece Concerned With EU's Latest Proposal To Deal With Migrants

Friday, December 18, 2015

Greece and the EU are in a blame game over responsibility for handling the flood of migrants into the country. Even with more EU help, Greek authorities are relying on volunteers to help save lives.


Thousands Of Migrants Headed To Western Europe Stranded In Greece

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Thousands of asylum seekers are stranded in Greece as Macedonia is only allowing Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans to enter. They are being housed temporarily in sports arenas.


Migrants Hit A Roadblock On The Greece-Macedonia Border

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Macedonia is blocking the path of migrants trying to head north, deeper into Europe. Greece is taking them back from the border to Athens, even as hundreds more arrive at the frontier every day.


Macedonia Blocks Migrants; They're Bused Back To Athens

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Greek police cleared hundreds of asylum-seekers away from a border crossing with Macedonia. With the Macedonia's border closed to all but three nationalities, other migrants are in limbo.


The New Hotel In Vienna, Run By Refugees

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The hotel is staffed by refugees from countries including Afghanistan, Nigeria and Algeria. It serves as a model for how to train newcomers to work in the European countries where they claim asylum.


Prosecutor Confirmation: Planner Of Paris Attacks Died In Police Raid

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The suspected organizer of the attacks was confirmed to be among those killed in a police raid in a suburb of the French capital. The attacks add to worries that extremists are among the migrants.


Paris Attacks Raise Concerns Over Flow Of Migrants, Religious Tensions

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Many worry that among the migrants are extremists. Is that view shared by migrants and those who work with them? And in the French city of Marseilles, a teacher at a Jewish school was stabbed.


Paris Residents Eye Each Other Cautiously, Migrants Face Scrutiny

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

There's still such a chill in Paris. A Muslim leaving a mosque says people have been giving him dirty looks. On the Greek island of Lesbos, authorities are under pressure to step up migrant screening.


To Keep Track Of Migrants, EU Sets Up 'Hot Spots'

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Greece is struggling to screen asylum seekers and migrants quickly on the island of Lesbos. Migrants are arriving in record numbers, and the EU wants Greece to accommodate more.


Volunteers Flock To Greece To Aid Migrants And Refugees

Friday, October 23, 2015

Lesbos is now the main entry point into Europe for thousands of refugees and migrants. It's also a magnet for volunteers from all over the world. We meet a group who aid refugees who crossed the sea during a rainstorm.


Pakistani Entrepreneur Draws Migrants To Pop-Up Internet Cafes

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

It's not just shady smugglers profiting off the misery of refugees pouring into Europe. A Pakistani entrepreneur is tracking the flow of the human river, looking for spots to set up all-service cafes.