Greece sets out emergency plans to tackle surge of migrant arrivals – AuthenticAfrican

Posted on by Helena Smith in Athens

Human rights groups voice concerns over measures announced amid fears of migrant crisis re-escalation

The Greek government has announced emergency measures to deal with what it calls “huge waves” of asylum seekers arriving from Turkey amid mounting fears of the 2015 migrant crisis being replayed on the country’s shores.

With boatloads of men, women and children once again arriving on Aegean islands, the new centre-right administration vowed to bolster patrols along sea borders that are being targeted with renewed vigour by people-smugglers.

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