In Greece, Many Asylum Seekers Are Stranded In Overcrowded Camps

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
In Greece, Many Asylum Seekers Are Stranded In Overcrowded Camps

Rasha al-Ahmed fled nearly 1000 miles only to find that there was no more room at the refugee camp. Her family lives with others just outside Moria Camp in Greece, and she doesn't know how long they'll be stuck there. She and thousands of others are trying to reach the relative prosperity and safety of Europe. The number of asylum-seekers crossing the sea from Turkey to Greece’s Aegean islands has drastically dropped since Europe’s refugee crisis in 2015. But since 2016, a deal with Turkey has kept migrants in refugee camps on those islands until they’re either granted asylum or deported to Turkey. The claims take months to process, leaving island refugee camps chronically overcrowded. • Read "In Greece, Many Asylum Seekers Are Stranded In Overcrowded Camps" at http://n.pr/2G1Mp5T

Refugee Mother: Stuck on Europe's Doorstep | NPR