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25 migrants drown off Turkey

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The Turkish coastguard says 10 out of the 25 fatalities were children

ANKARA, Turkey (Mar. 7, 2016) — At least 25 migrants including children died on Sunday, March 6, when their wooden boat capsized in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece, the Turkish coastguard said.

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Migrants And Refugees Stuck In Greece Face Uncertain Future

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Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees have made harrowing journeys to Europe, but Macedonia closed its border to asylum-seekers not from Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan. BORIS GRDANOSKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Those who aren’t from Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq are no longer allowed through to Macedonia.

ATHENS (Feb. 20, 2016) — Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees from war-torn and poverty-stricken countries have arrived on the shores of Greece’s picturesque islands in the past year. They Continue reading Migrants And Refugees Stuck In Greece Face Uncertain Future

EU ‘gives Greece 3 months’ to strengthen border against migrants

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‘STRENGTHEN BORDER.’ Refugees and migrants disembark from a ferry at the port of Piraeus coming from the island of Lesvos, Greece, February 10, 2016. File photo by Orestis Panagiotou/EPA
The decision is the culmination of weeks of pressure on Greece, the main gateway for the million refugees and migrants who entered Europe last year

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Feb. 13, 2016) — EU member states on Friday, February 12 gave Greece a 3-month ultimatum to remedy “deficiencies” in controlling the influx of migrants or effectively face suspension from the Schengen passport-free zone.

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NATO deploys Aegean migrant naval mission

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STOLTENBERG. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks to press as he arrives at Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 10, 2016, at the start of a NATO defense ministers’ council. Photo by Olivier Hoslet/EPA
The move follows a request this week by alliance members Germany, Greece, and Turkey for assistance in tackling Europe’s biggest migrant crisis since World War II

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Feb. 11, 2016) — NATO launched on Thursday, February 11, an unprecedented naval mission in the Aegean Sea to tackle people smugglers taking migrants and refugees from the Turkish coast, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.

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