Greece’s Asylum Service Under Tidal Wave of Applications

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Δευτέρα, 6 Μαΐου 2019
Greece’s Asylum Service Under Tidal Wave of Applications

Author: thenationalherald.com | 6 May 2019

Overrun with more than 70,000 refugees and migrants – including some 15,000 on Aegean islands near Turkey, Greece is struggling to deal with an overwhelming number asylum applications, the only chance those in detention camps and centers have to prevent being sent back to Turkey and even the homelands they fled.

There’s a backlog of more than 62,000 cases pending, with another 5500 joining the pile annually as Greece is more than four years into trying to deal with the numbers that Turkey let human traffickers send to Greek islands, said Kathimerini.

The refugees and migrants had gone to Turkey to escape war and strife and economic problems in their own country but were trapped in Greece after the European Union closed its doors to them. Read more>>>