Spring Weather Bringing More Refugees, Migrants to Greece

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Thursday, May 2, 2019
Spring Weather Bringing More Refugees, Migrants to Greece

Author: thenationalherald.com | 2 May 2019

Four years into a refugee and migrant crisis, more are arriving on Greek islands with the advent of spring and better weather, where they will be taken to already far-over-capacity and detention centers.

Their only choice is to hope asylum applications will be approved or face being returned to Turkey, which lets human traffickers continue to operate during a suspended swap deal with the European Union, which closed its borders to them.

Some in the centers and camps have been waiting two years or more with 15,000 on the islands and another more than 55,000 on mainland camps growing so angry and frustrated that hundreds earlier tried to storm into North Macedonia to get out. Read more>>>