ATHENS - Migrants in Greece face shocking conditions in
detention centres and deepening hostility on the streets as the country goes
through its worst economic crisis since World War Two, a top UN official said
Many of the 130,000 mostly African and Asian migrants trying
to enter Europe via Greece each year go short of food, heating and hot water,
including children, said the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the human rights of
migrants, Francois Crepeau.
Conditions were poor in most of the 11
detention centers he visited. In one, the Venna center in Rodopi near the
Turkish border, beds were concrete slabs, the toilets were filthy and there was
no light, he said.