More needs to be done to improve the situation of migrants and refugees on the Greek islands

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Πέμπτη, 11 Απριλίου 2019
More needs to be done to improve the situation of migrants and refugees on the Greek islands

Author: relieweb.int | 11 April 2019

PACE today expressed serious concern regarding the humanitarian situation of asylum seekers in the centres on the Greek islands as well as on mainland Greece. On the basis of the report by Petra De Sutter (Belgium, SOC), the Assembly indicated that in the centres of Moria (Lesbos) and Vathy (Samos), large numbers of people were housed with inadequate sanitary installations, insufficient food distribution, a lack of health services, and poor security.

In a resolution adopted today, PACE called on the Greek authorities to rapidly improve the housing, sanitary and security situation inside the reception and identification centres of Lesbos, Samos and Chios; and identify and register all migrants arriving by boat on the Greek islands in order to prevent them from remaining undocumented and thus more vulnerable.

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