Frontex mission rescues children off coast of Lesbos island

The Portuguese Maritime Police team on a mission to the Greek island of Lesbos rescue 34 migrants, including 20 children as part of a Frontex mission named Operation Poseidon in support of the Greek Coast Guard.

‘110-year-old’ Syrian migrant reaches Greece

Her documents say she was born in the Kurdish city of Kobane in Syria in 1907. But despite her age, Laila Saleh made the dangerous journey across the Aegean to the Greek island of Lesbos in an inflatable boat. She is now in Athens hoping to reach her granddaughter in Germany before she dies.

Migrants and Refugees Test Lesbos’ Limits: Breaking Borders (Dispatch 5)

Just a few miles from Turkey, Greece’s Aegean islands are the frontline in Europe’s migrant crisis, as more and more refugees risk a dangerous sea crossing to escape the chaos of the Middle East.

As dinghies land on the shores of the island of Lesbos, and life jackets scatter the beaches, the migrants and refugees wait for ferries to take them to mainland Greece, a gateway into the European Union.

Yet the island is struggling to register and accommodate the new arrivals, and tensions have mounted as small groups of local citizens demonstrate against the presence of Muslim refugees.

VICE News travels to Lesbos, where a sudden influx of 20,000 migrants has stretched the island’s ability to cope to breaking point.

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The Migrant Burial Ground (Extra Scene from ‘Death Boats to Greece: Europe or Die’)

Since 2000, more than 27,000 migrants and refugees have died attempting the perilous journey to Europe. With an unprecedented number of people breaking through its heavily barricaded borders in 2014, the EU continues to fortify its frontiers.

VICE News presents Europe or Die, a new four-part series that documents the efforts of those risking their lives to reach Europe, and the forces tasked to keep them out.

In this extra scene from ‘Death Boats to Greece: Europe or Die,’ VICE News correspondent Milène Larsson visits a cemetery on the island of Lesbos, where those Syrian and Afghan refugees who perished en route to the European island on the notorious “death boats” are unceremoniously buried.

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