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High commissioner for human rights: the Greek island of immigrants, the situation is on the brink of disaster

the Greek island of migrants, the situation is "explosive" and "brink of disaster", said council of Europe commissioner for human rights Dunja Mijatovic .

the Aegean sea on the island of migrants, the situation has dramatically deteriorated during the year. Mijatovic calls for immediate measures, so that thousands of people living conditions will be improved.

Many people are stuck on a Greek island, when European countries have not agreed to receive new refugees or asylum seekers. Human rights organisations have long been warning full to the brim of the camp conditions.

in Greece is estimated at more than 70 000 migrants. The island is home to nearly half of the unemployed.

Everyone has even access to the bathroom

Mijatovicin according to the camp lived in extremely unhygienic conditions.

– People have a crying need for medical assistance and a functioning sanitary system. People queuing for hours to get food and to get to the toilets, if the toilets even is, Mijatovic described.

the People have been forced to build shelters in the camp itself also trees and stones.

– This no longer has anything to do with the reception of refugees with. This has become a struggle for survival.

Greece's new conservative government has accelerated the return of refugees to Turkey. The country wants to send 10, 000 people to Turkey next year.

the UN and local Lesvos island authorities have demanded that the international community should work to make people move off the island from Europe's largest refugee camp.

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