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Detention Centres Slammed

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Doctors Without Borders have issued a report on the appalling conditions in detention centres in Greece where undocumented immigrants are being held…some for up to 17 months. Many have no access to medical care, legal advice and in some cases, to toilets, soap and water for basic hygiene. Among those held are unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers. This is in a country that receives millions of euros a year to deal with immigration. I wonder where the money goes?

 

Thousands of migrants detained in Greece for lacking the correct paperwork, including some asylum seekers and teenagers, are held in often appalling conditions without access to basic hygiene and regular medical care, according to a medical aid group which accused the Greek state of causing “unnecessary suffering and harm.”

In a report released Tuesday, Medecins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders, expressed “grave concerns” and urged Greece to “put an end to the systematic and indiscriminate use of detention” for migrants found in the country without the correct documentation — many often picked up during random checks after living in Greece for years.

 

Read the full article at Kathimerini

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