Baby dies in Greek refugee camp: Medical charity group | @anadoluagency

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Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced Saturday that a 9-month-old baby died in the Moria refugee camp in Greece.

“We have confirmed today by the local hospital in #Lesbos that a 9 month old baby has died some days ago from severe dehydration in #Moria camp #Greece,” MSF said on Twitter.

The medical charity group said children are dying in Greece due to horrific living conditions and a lack of adequate care.

Nearly 15,000 people are trapped in Moria, among them, 5,000 minors, it said, as it urged Greece and the EU to take immediate action.

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Greece illegally deported 60,000 migrants to Turkey: report | @dwnews

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Greece illegally deported about 60,000 migrants to Turkey between 2017 and 2018, according to a report on the online news portal of weekly German magazine Spiegel, published on Wednesday evening.

Turkey is accusing Greece of not properly dealing with the asylum status of migrants. Instead, Turkish Interior Ministry files claim that Greece illegally transported 58,283 people to Turkey in the 12 month period leading up to November 1, 2018.

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UNHCR expresses concern at Greece’s asylum plans | @keeptalkingGR

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The United Nations refugees agency UNHCR expressed concern about Greek proposals to overhaul laws affecting asylum seekers, saying they could weaken the protection of refugees.

Greece is proposing to streamline a lengthy asylum process and deport rejected asylum seekers.

A draft law is pending in the Greek parliament.

The law would reduce safeguards for people seeking international protection and put more pressure on overstretched administrative and judicial authorities, UNHCR said in a statement.

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The invisible violence of Europe’s refugee camps | @AJEnglish

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Earlier this month, hundreds of asylum seekers protested against conditions at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos after a woman was killed in a fire there. The fire was the third fatal incident in the camp in the last two months.

An unaccompanied minor was stabbed to death in a fight there in August and a five-year-old boy was accidentally run over by a truck while playing outside the camp in September.

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