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Amnesty slams conditions for migrants in Greece

TAGS: Migration

The rights group Amnesty International has slammed Europe’s response to the refugee crisis in a new report on the situation in Greece, which has been the main point of entry of migrants and refugees seeking to reach the European Union.

Amnesty said Thursday that most of the roughly 60,000 people stranded in Greece are living in “appalling conditions” and face “immense and avoidable suffering.”

The group criticized Europe for failing to fulfill commitments to relocate refugees from the countries they arrived in, saying only 4,000 people have been relocated instead of the 66,400 promised over two years.

Amnesty called on Greece to improve conditions and on European countries to speed up the relocation process, saying it will take 18 years at the current rate to fulfil relocation pledges.

[AP]

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