Amnesty International to examine living conditions of refugees

A group of Amnesty International members will be in Greece until February 8 to evaluate the living conditions of refugees and migrants that are stranded in Greece.

“The refugees and migrants stranded in Greece cannot deal with the heavy cold due to the lack of the necessary insfrastructure,” said Monica Costa Amnesty International responsible for Migration issues.

“This unhuman condition is the result of EU and European governments’ pressure on closing the Balkan route without meeting their commitments in terms of relocation. It is also a result of the EU-Turkey agreement that traps to Greece those migrants and refugees who have sought asylum so that they remain eligible to be sent back to Turkey,” added Costa.

The Amnesty International group will visit the refugees camps in the region of Attica, Thessaloniki and the hotspots on Lesvos island.