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UN says conditions for migrants in Greece 'totally shameful'

AFP , Friday 7 Aug 2015
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Afghan immigrants arrive on a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece, August 6, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)
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Some 124,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece so far this year, but the country provides virtually no reception facilities, leaving them wallowing in "totally shameful" conditions, a UN official said Friday.

"I've been working 30 years with UNHCR (and) I have never seen a situation like that... This is the European Union, and this is totally shameful," Vincent Cochetel, head of the UN refugee agency's Europe division, demanding urgent action from Athens.

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