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UN Agencies: EU-Turkey Deal Does Not Safeguard Refugee Rights

U.N. humanitarian agencies are expressing concern a recent European Union-Turkey agreement does not safeguard the rights of the thousands of Syrians, Iraqis and other people fleeing to Greece in search of a save haven from conflict and persecution. U.N. refugee agency UNHCR has been supporting the authorities in the so-called “hotspots” on the Greek islands, by receiving, assisting and registering newly arriving refugees and migrants. UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said the agency...

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