UNHCR statement on the situation at the Turkey-EU border

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Δευτέρα, 2 Μαρτίου 2020
UNHCR statement on the situation at the Turkey-EU border

Author: UNHCR | 2 March 2020

A mother and her two children were among the thousands of  refugees and migrants who reportedly made their way to the border over the past days.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for calm and an easing of tensions on Turkey’s borders with the European Union in light of the present increased movements of people there – including refugees and asylum-seekers. 

UNHCR is monitoring developments in Turkey and in Greece and is offering its support. As in all such situations it is important that the authorities refrain from any measures that might increase the suffering of vulnerable people. 

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