The UN is concerned about the current situation with the death of migrants due to frost
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UNICEF representative Sara Shelter announced in particular the dire situation in Greece.
The UN has said about the difficult situation and the deaths of refugees and migrants in connection with a cold snap in Europe and urged governments to do more for their salvation, according to Reuters.
“Children are especially prone to respiratory problems at this time. We are talking about saving lives, not about red lines and the adherence to bureaucratic mechanisms,” said UNICEF representative Sara Shelter at a briefing in Geneva.
According to her, the most difficult situation is observed in Greece.
The press-Secretary of UNHCR Cecile Poile reported that recorded five deaths from the cold.
According to her, about a thousand people, including children, are in unheated tents and buildings on the Greek island of Samos. In the last few days, hundreds of others were moved to more suitable accommodation on the Islands of Lesbos and Chios .
As noted, in Serbia nearly 80% of 7300 asylum seekers live in a heated organized government shelters, but about 1,200 people staying in informal areas in Belgrade.
“Despite the difficult winter weather conditions, we are extremely concerned at reports that in all countries along the Western Balkan route continue to displace refugees and migrants from their territories of neighboring countries”, – said Polly.