Beyond capacity, Greek island refugee camps get more packed

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Beyond capacity, Greek island refugee camps get more packed

Authors: Ioannis Antypas & Gianna-Carina Grün |dw.com | 18 December 2018

The already inhumane conditions in migration hotspots on Greek islands have been worsening for months. Here's what options exist to ameliorate the situation — and why they don't seem to take.

Despite EU efforts, many Greek islands remain accessible to people who are seeking asylum in the European Union. In fact, more people cross from Turkey to the islands in the eastern Aegean Sea than depart from them, creating a growing population in reception centers for whom the authorities have struggled to provide.

Migrant reception centers regularly operate beyond their stated capacities, according to an examination of occupancy rates. Read more>>>