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Greek islands are no holiday for migrants

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>> On this Greek Island beach resort, guests have all the trimmings for a happy family getaway, but for the migrants who've been placed here, this is no holiday. Most have been separated from their families, unable to travel onto mainland Europe. They say they will never call it home, as Reuters' Michelle Kambas found out when she went to the island.
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It was once a thriving tourist resort, but it is now abandoned, partly as a result of the Greek financial crisis. Since March, it has been used to temporarily accommodate 350 Syrian refugees, one-third of them are children. With the current upheaval in Europe and the shut down of borders across the Balkans, authorities are unsure when or whether migrants arriving in Greece will leave.
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More than 57,000 are stranded in Greece. Since the deal between the European Union and Turkey came into force in April, arrivals have slowed. But according to a Save-the-Children report published on Wednesday, migrants in camps on the Greek Islands live in dirty, unsafe, conditions with no end in sight.
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Greece, promising on Wednesday to build better facilities to ease overcrowding.