GREECE TO SHUT DOWN OVERCROWDED REFUGEE CAMPS AND REPLACE THEM WITH ‘DETENTION CENTERS’
The Greek government has announced plans to close at least three of its most overcrowded refugee camps and replace them with facilities described by immigration advocates as “detention centers.”
According to Médecins Sans Frontières, the Greek government has announced that it plans to move migrants, asylum seekers and refugees at camps on three islands, Lesbos, Samos and Chios, to closed “detention center”-like facilities.
In a separate statement sent to m, MSF spokesperson Tommaso Santo said that while change was “urgently needed,” detaining migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in closed facilities is not the right solution.
Already, he said, “the current policy of containing people on the Greek islands has created a system of chaos, neglect and immeasurable harm.”