Immediate humanitarian consequences
We are already seeing regular violations of people’s dignity on a daily basis in Greece and across the Balkans: arbitrary push-backs, violence at borders, inhumane reception conditions.
Despite what the EU council might say, a plan that aims to stop these people from seeking asylum in Europe and returning them to Turkey - a country that is already hosting close to three million registered refugees – is likely to produce additional suffering and is also completely unrealistic.
The response cannot be to turn our back on thousands of people who have fled war and persecution, create a humanitarian crisis in Greece and then give cash to solve the problem.
The situation in Greece
Proposed EU support to Turkey and Greece
River to Sea Uprooted Palestinian