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Migration and Struggle in Greece

AI: 454 dead and missing in the Aegean…

Posted by clandestina on 3 November 2015

According to an announcement by Amnesty International (November 2, 2015) “during the first ten months of 2015 more than 454 refugees and migrants have died or gone missing in successive shipwrecks in the Aegean. Only between 28 and 30 October, 86 people, including children, died or were declared missing in seven shipwrecks off the coasts of Lesvos, Samos, Kalymnos and Rhodes islands.”

“Tough security measures at the land borders with Turkey and the erection there of a 12.5 kilometer long fence in 2012, has forced refugees and migrants to choose the more dangerous route through Greece’s sea borders with Turkey. Amnesty International has also collected accusations about illegal police operations and push-backs of refugees and immigrants in the Evros region.”

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