Joanna Kakissis appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 si...
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Three teenage boys are lugging boxes of donated shoes into a stately neoclassical home in Mytilini, the capital of the Greek island of Lesbos.
Two of the boys are Syrian, and the other is Algerian. For the moment, they live in this house, a shelter for underage asylum-seekers traveling alone.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
January is supposed to be a slow month for sea crossings. With rough waters whipped up by high winds, rubber rafts capsize, wooden boats sink — and it's cold. You could freeze in the water.
But on Wednesday morning last week, Vassilis Hantzopoulos has already seen 15 boats filled with ...
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 abo...
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.
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.
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.
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.