>> The UN urges Greece to stop imprisoning migrant children. Unaccompanied minors are thrown into police cells, sometimes for weeks at a time. The UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, saying children were traumatized and distressed by the experience. François Crépeau, speaking in Greece after 5 days touring ports and refugee camps.
>> Children should not be detained, period. The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has determined that administrative detention can never, ever be in the best interest of a child. Period.>> Europe lacks vision on how to help the people washing up on its shores, says Crépeau, and Greece is struggling under austerity and cannot weather the migrants alone.
A million migrants enter here by land and sea in 2015. As the constant faces conditions unseen since 1945, Crépeau says the world needs a rethink on the movement of people.>> We need to change our perspectives on migration. To not see it as a threat, but as something absolutely normal, just like we think of climate and the alternation of seasons for example.
>> The German plan to send asylum seekers to Turkey has come under fire. Some question whether the rights of refugees will be safeguarded in Turkey. As those escaping war and famine continue to spill into Europe, the UN's representative says the time for unified European strategy is now.