European restrictions leave refugees more vulnerable

Dozens of refugees arrived in Greece by sea in July 2015, mainly from countries experiencing war and conflict. Photo: UNHCR/J. Akkash

A range of restrictions put in place by governments against movements of refugees and migrants from Greece through the Western Balkans and further northwards will put already vulnerable people at risk according to the United Nations.

A joint statement has been released by two UN agencies and the International Organization for Migration saying that the new restrictions are becoming increasingly untenable on humanitarian, legal and safety grounds.

Nicki Chadwick has more.

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