April 5th to 6th was a disastrous night for migratory birds. Very strong northerly winds and low temperatures followed several days of adverse spring weather and persistent rain that had already exhausted the traveling birds, after their journey of thousands of kilometers over the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean Sea. All this, with no insects flying, dispersed by the strong wind.
A 16-year-old Afghan teenager was stabbed and killed at around dawn on Wednesday, by a 20-year-old Afghan man, a short distance from the north gate of the Moria Reception and Identification Centre (RIC) on the island of Lesvos. The 16-year-old was rushed to Mytilene Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.