In what’s become almost a daily occurrence, Greece’s Coast Guard on Sept. 4 saved hundreds more migrants heading for Aegean islands.
Police fired stun grenades Sept. 4 to break up a swarming crowd of thousands of migrants trying to board a ferry on the island of Lesbos to get to Athens.
Awash with more than 230,000 illegal immigrants and refugees already, Greece’s interim government said one billion euros ($1.12 billion) is urgently needed to cope and provide services, although most are heading to other European Union countries.
Already overrun by more than 230,000 illegal immigrant and refugee arrivals this year, the problem could get so acute that the crisis-hit country could find itself seeing “millions” more eager to get to Europe.
Stepping in, Greece’s interim government said it would act to help islands overwhelmed with illegal immigrants after Lesbos declared an emergency.
Greek authorities they found nearly 500,000 rounds of ammunition and 5,000 “police-style” shotguns on a freighter bound for war-torn Libya.
Greece’s Coast Guard rescued hundreds of migrants or refugees at sea as they attempted to reach Greek islands from the nearby Turkish coast.
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Greece’s caretaker government announced plans to improve conditions for thousands of refugees arriving on eastern islands almost daily.
A Greek Coast Guard special unit raided a Bolivian-flagged freighter Sept. 1 off the southern island of Crete and found a shipment of undeclared weapons apparently headed for Libya.