In Athens, there's a DNA register of migrants and refugees that have died when their boats capsized. Police chiefs in charge of the registry want people who suspect that their relatives may have drowned, to get in touch with them.
In November last year, I received a call from Zakay Challma, a Syriac-Orthodox monk who lives in Greece. He sounded panicked and asked me to convey to the media that the waves were too high, that it was winter and that no one should take the boats from Turkey to Greece.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Eleven migrants including six infants drowned when their boat capsized off the Greek island of Samos, trapping most of them in the cabin, the coast guard said on Sunday.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Seven children, four men and two women drowned when a boat carrying migrants capsized off the tiny Greek island of Farmakonisi, coastguard officials said on Wednesday as a refugee exodus toward Europe continued de...
ATHENS (Reuters) - At least eight migrants including two children drowned when a wooden boat carrying them capsized north of the Greek island of Kalolimnos early on Friday, a coastguard official said, as the refugee flow towards Eur...
ATHENS (Reuters) - Five migrants - four women and one child - drowned when their boat capsized off the Greek island of Samos close to Turkey's coast, Greek coast guard officials said on Saturday.