Migrants face ‘living hell’ in Greek detention
Migrants and asylum-seekers detained in Greece are being forced to endure deplorable conditions, often with devastating effects on their health, according to a report from aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Doctors who have attended internment camps, police stations and coastguard facilities around the country described “a living hell” for thousands of immigrants denied fresh air, natural light and basic sanitation.
In one detention camp in Komotini, not far from the Turkish border, doctors saw human excrement seeping through cracked pipes between the building’s floors. Full report