quinta-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2016

Migrations: UNHCR criticizes increasing closure of borders

The refugee problem will have no solution while the war in Syria continue. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that this Tuesday and Wednesday, was in Greece, where he visited camps of migrants and the port of Piraeus, where just this week, have reached 9000 people.

Filippo Grandi argues that it is necessary to prevent migrants from dying in the Mediterranean and criticizes the border closures.

We are concerned by Balkan border closures â€" more from refugeeschief in Greece yesterday <a href="https://t.co/ZJUGORAR5R">https://t.co/ZJUGORAR5R</a> <a href="https://t.co/ecP7RdhhR8">pic.twitter.com/ecP7RdhhR8</a><p>â€" UN Refugee Agency (Refugees) February 24, 2016

"On the one hand, we are seeing more and more closed borders and on the other, there's no new ' openings '. When we see the flow of refugees, the way they move, as are alternatives if we can block without creating ' openings ' well managed for relocation to get them directly to Turkey, then the problem will get worse, because it will create more networks of ' smugglers ', "said Filippo Grandi.

During the morning, Grandi met with Alexis Tsipras. The Greece makes a huge influx of refugees that Athens cannot manage alone.

This Wednesday, in Vienna, a meeting with representatives of Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. The Greece was not invited and Tsipas is furious.

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