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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-03-15

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Angelina Jolie to visit Lesvos on Tuesday
  • [02] Refugees' arrivals down in the last 24 due to adverse weather conditions
  • [03] Piraeus port passenger stations packed with refugees; 200 persons expected to be transferred to other areas

  • [01] Angelina Jolie to visit Lesvos on Tuesday

    Popular US actress UNHCR's Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie will visit the island of Lesvos on Tuesday evening, according to Mytilene newspaper "Embros" website and information the later was confirmed by the local authorities.

    Sources said that Jolie will tour the refugee camps in Moria and Kara Tepe.

    [02] Refugees' arrivals down in the last 24 due to adverse weather conditions

    The number of migrants and refugees stranded on the northeastern Aegean islands was slightly lower on Tuesday.

    Approximately 8,607 persons are on the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos, according to police.

    The gusty winds blowing in the area from Monday morning intercepted the migrants and refugees arrivals.

    [03] Piraeus port passenger stations packed with refugees; 200 persons expected to be transferred to other areas

    Piraeus port authority passenger stations are expected to be packed with refugees and migrants on Tuesday after the arrival of two ferries carrying refugees from the eastern Aegean islands raising the number of persons hosted in the station to 4,000.

    200 refugees are expected to be transferred from Piraeus port to temporary hosting centers at Lavrio, Grammatiko and Ritsona.

    Port authorities and police said that their major problem is to persuade the migrants and refugees that their transfer to other safer and more fuctional hosting areas will not trap them and that the border (Greek-Fyrom crossing point) at Idomeni ia, for the time being, closed.

    Police said that another huge problem they face is an inside information network that can't be easily located that continues to inform the refugees at

    Meanwhile, 2,797 migrants and refugees were saved in 59 rescue operations held in the sea regions of Lesvos, Chios, Kos, Samos and Kastellorizo in the last three days.


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