The islets of the Evros river, lands of temporary reception for migrants

The islets of the Evros river lands of temporary reception

In six months, the only NGO Greek Council for Refugees brought to justice ten cases of people stuck on these small islands.

Crossing point of a major migratory route, the land border between Greece and Turkey is located at the level of a river: the Evros. On this river-border, certain islets – surrounded by a certain legal vagueness – are becoming more and more often a land of temporary reception for migrants and asylum seekers whom Turkey pushes to leave and whose Greeks refuse to accept them. ‘arrival.

In July, the islets of the Evros river were particularly publicized when a five-year-old girl, who was part of a group of 40 people, died on one of them.

A report to be found in full in the program Accents of Europe.

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