Joint NGO Statement For Conditions on the North Aegean Islands

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Παρασκευή, 14 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018
Joint NGO Statement For Conditions on the North Aegean Islands

Author: data2.unhcr.org | 14 September 2019

Conditions at Moria are “shameful”. 19 NGOs decry conditions at the site, now worse than ever, and call for sustainable solutions to both decongest the islands and improve conditions across first receptions centres in North Aegean Sea. Athens, September 13, 2018 – Over 17,000 people remain crammed in Greek island reception centers with a total capacity for only 6,000, living in desperate conditions which do not meet humanitarian standards. This, despite public assurances from the Greek Minister of Migration Policy, Dimitris Vitsas, that the islands would be decongested by September and that thousands of new places would be created on the Greek mainland. As conditions continue to deteriorate, 19 civil society organisations once again urge authorities to engage in the creation of sustainable solutions for the decongestion of the islands and to immediately improve reception conditions for refugees. It is nothing short of shameful that people are expected to endure such horrific conditions on European soil. Read more>>>