Tens of thousands of asylum-seekers remain stranded in appalling conditions in Greece a year after the European Union (EU) leaders agreed on an emergency relocation scheme.
From the report it emerges that less than 6% of the commitments for relocation from Greece have been fulfilled.
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“At the current rate it will take 18 years to fulfill the relocation commitments made a year ago. It is shameful that Europe cannot put politics aside and solve this humanitarian crisis by fairly sharing responsibility for a relatively small number of refugees,” said Monica Costa, Migration Campaigner at Amnesty International.
“European governments must live up to their pledges and provide the protection, hope and dignity that asylum-seekers deserve. To do this they must increase the number of relocation places, speed up the process, grant humanitarian visas and establish fast-track and accessible family reunification procedures,” she added.