Greek islanders strike as migrant camp row intensifies | AFP

The Greek islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos are staging a general strike as protests against the construction of new migrant camps intensified.

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Migrants describe their struggle in overcrowded Samos camp | AFP

Conditions remain difficult in the overcrowded camp of Samos. Built to handle 650 people, the camp and surrounding are now hosting some 6800 people, with the UNHCR describing the situation as shocking and shameful.

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On Greek island, residents angry about new migrant camp | AFP

With the construction almost complete of a new migrant centre in the area of Zervos on the Greek island of Samos, residents of nearby Mytilini town are both fearful and angry. Five years after the great migration crisis of 2015, Greece is again the first gateway for migrants to Europe and struggling to manage a huge load of asylum applications.

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Conditions remain dire in Greece’s overcrowded Moria camp | AFP

With temperatures dropping, conditions remain dire in the overcrowded Moria camp in Lesbos. Locals and officials on the Greek islands of Lesbos, Samos and Chios are scheduled on Wednesday to protest against the current migration situation on the islands.

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Greek coastguard rescues 48 migrants crossing the Aegean | AFP

The crew of the Greek coastguard patrol boat jumps to life as they pull 48 migrants out of a rubber dinghy in the sea off the island of Samos. They will soon join the masses at the hugely overcrowded camp on Samos. Over 6,000 people currently live there, 10 times the camp’s nominal capacity.

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Migrant issue looms large on ‘weary’ Samos for Greek elections | AFP

When night falls on the Aegean island of Samos, scores of migrants leave the filthy camp above the island capital of Vathi for some fresh harbour air. Many locals are not happy to see them. And after years of cohabitation, the migrant issue looms large over national elections on July 7.

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Greece migrants at risk as winter looms: refugee agencies

With high numbers of migrants arriving on the Greek island of Samos over the summer, causing overcrowding at a reception centre, new arrivals are camping out in the open, but with winter approaching, refugee agencies are warning that urgent action needs to be taken to provide more suitable accommodation.