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Nineteen humanitarian aid groups are urging that steps be taken immediately to ease “desperate conditions” for more more than 17,000 migrants “crammed in Greek island reception centers with a total capacity for only 6,000.”

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Migrants, primarily from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan but also from African countries, are living in squalor on several overcrowded Greek islands near Turkey's coast, according to a statement.
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Nineteen humanitarian aid groups are urging that steps be taken immediately to ease “desperate conditions” for more more than 17,000 migrants “crammed in Greek island reception centers with a total capacity for only 6,000.”

The groups, in a statement Thursday, said they were seeking”sustainable solutions” to relieve congestion and improve conditions.

Migrants, primarily from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan but also from African countries, are living in squalor on several overcrowded Greek islands near Turkey’s coast, according to the statement, whose signatories include Oxfam International.

That organization released a separate statement of complaint earlier this week, noting that “thousands of refugees and other migrants are trapped … in trailers and tents that are blazing hot in summer and freezing cold in winter. Access to running water is limited.”

With overcrowding, “the situation is particularly alarming for women, who are at heightened risk of sexual violence and abuse,” the Oxfam statement said.

“Living conditions are dreadful,” Oxfam’s advocacy officer in Greece, Marion Bouchetel, told VOA’s English to Africa service in a phone interview Thursday.

She said that Moria, a camp on the eastern island of Lesbos near Turkey, holds nearly 8,800 people,almost triple its intended maximum capacity of 3,100.

The aid groups’ complaints dovetail with those of local government authorities, who found that, at Moria, broken sewage pipes have spilled wastewater near the tents and shipping containers that provide housing.

“The fact that there are too many people in tents and containers is also a risk for the spreading of diseases,” Bouchetel said, adding that “there are problems with access to medical services.”

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BRUSSELS (ANA/C. Vasilaki) “What was agreed must be implemented,” European Commission deputy chief spokesperson Alexander Winterstein said here on Friday, when asked to comment on reports that Greek authorities and the institutions’ mission in Athens have agreed that pension cuts scheduled to kick in as of January 2019 need not go ahead.

“Pacta sunt servanda,” the spokesperson replied in response to questions, echoing recent statements on the issue made by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

“When it comes to the European Commission there is only one source and the president is on the record, on this very question, since Wednesday. The position is crystal clear: pacta sunt servanda. This is the only position that you need to look at and the rest you can discard,” Winterstein said.

He refused to elaborate further when asked to clarify whether Juncker was referring to the 3.5 pct of GDP primary surplus target that Greece is required to deliver or to the individual measures discussed, such as the pension cuts.

He also refused to either confirm or deny information from Greek press sources that the two sides had reached agreement to drop pension cuts during the institutions’ mission in Athens, noting only that the post-program surveillance mission in Athens had come to an end and would shortly issue a statement.

 

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