Policy
24.03.20

In Greece, the Corona crisis threatens to become a disaster

To prevent a humanitarian disaster, a European-coordinated evacuation of the refugee camps on the Greek islands is needed, writes Lucas Rasche on Euractiv.com. EU-wide border closures must not be a reason to deny the approximately 42,000 people in the overcrowded camps on the Greek islands the basic rights to asylum, security and health. That is why the EU must help Greece and those seeking protection there. Lucas Rasche shows how financial incentives to receive refugees and the involvement of welcoming communities can defuse the situation before it is too late.

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