Greece May Have Deported Some People 'By Mistake — UN Refugee Agency

Tarih: 10-04-2016 14:32:34


"The deal is in danger, in part due to the lack of planning and commitment from the European Union to help Greek authorities to manage the large number of asylum requests", Levin told Trend in an email. If they rule a migrant to be inadmissible - as is most often the case - he or she is sent back to Turkey.


Greece May Have Deported Some People 'By Mistake — UN Refugee Agency

Returned Syrians are expected to be taken initially to a camp in the southern town of Osmaniye, from where those who have the means will be allowed to settle elsewhere in Turkey among an existing Syrian migrantpopulation of 2.8 million, Turkish officials have said.Pope Francis will travel to the Greek island of Lesbos on the frontline of Europe's refugee crisis next week, Greece announced Tuesday as a controversial European Union accord to send migrants back to Turkey stalled."The Asylum Service is called on daily to documentthousands of people as asylum applicants, something with far exceeds its objective abilities", it said in a statement.An Iranian couple embraces after arriving with ther migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on September 29. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.Refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan protest at the detention center against their deportation to Turkey on April 5, 2016 in Lesbos, Greece.According to the site, Francis would be going to Greece along with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, considered the first among equals in the Orthodox churches.The Vatican did not confirm that the pope would be visiting the Greek island but spokesman Federico Lombardi did not deny that contact had been made on the possibility.The pact has been criticised by refugee agencies and human rights campaigners, who have cast it as inhumane, questioned its legality, and argued Turkey is not a safe country for refugees.But Vincent Cochetel, the director of the UNHCR's European office, told the EUobserver there might have been people who were asylum seekers, who are legally entitled to worldwide protections, on one of the boats that returned to Turkey.The deal and its accompanied closing of land borders to migrants have also led to more than 52,000 people being stranded in Greece.Tensions were running high among migrants on the Greek islands. "We don't want to apply for asylum in Greece, we want to go to Germany", he said.Sky's senior correspondent Michelle Clifford, who is on Lesbos, said: "Overnight we saw refugees arriving here, being off-lifted onto Lesbos, and many of them arrive in a very precarious position physically".A Greek Church official said the trip could take place as early as this month. 




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