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European Parliament hearing focuses on Greek migration hotspots

FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty took part in a European Parliament hearing on 6 November in Brussels on the situation in the Greek migration hotspots.

He stressed that the overcrowding results in appalling reception conditions and the situation is not sustainable, but represents a fundamental rights emergency.

He underlined that the situation for unaccompanied children is particularly acute. He urged the Member States to show more solidarity and carry out relocations from the hotspots.