Greece opens first of 5 high-security refugee camps
22 December 2021 | 2:02 pm
Greece's new high-security refugee center on the island of Samos promises improved living conditions for asylum-seekers. But human rights organizations have reacted with dismay to a facility that so closely resembles a prison.
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