Tuesday, March 1, 2016

UN: Migrant Humanitarian Crisis Hitting Greece; Rips Austria,Other Nations for Blocking Migrants

The United Nations refugee agency says crowded and appalling conditions for migrants have been fueling tensions and violence on the Greek border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), the Euro News website reports today (March 1, 2016).

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned that "Europe is on the cusp of a largely self-induced humanitarian crisis."

"It was a nightmare, we wake up in a swimming pool. We forced to move our tent to a different place because under it was draining of water. It was a very bad night," said one migrant from Damascus, Syria.

The UNHCR has also accused Austria and other countries along the Balkans migration route of breaking the law after they imposed restrictions on their borders, limiting the number of migrants able to cross.

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