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Refugee Neglect on Patmos

An article by Malcolm Brabant (BBC correspondent in Athens) about the neglect of refugees from Palestine, Afghanistan and Somalia who have been rejected from the reception centre on the island of Patmos and are currently sleeping in the streets.

Medecins du Monde (Doctors of the World) claims says the 140 refugees had been crammed into a second floor discotheque measuring just 50 sq m (60 sq yards).

The only advantage the building offered its occupants was shelter from outside temperatures approaching 40C (104F).

But the refugees have been forced to confront the elements of a harsh Greek summer, because, according to the charity, the government has not paid the rent for the discotheque and the people have been evicted.

The situation was described as “outrageous” by Sophia Ioannou, a Medecins du Monde spokeswoman.

Read the full article here at the BBC

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1 Comment

  1. kat
    July 29, 2008