Greece: Migrant Camps

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 10th January 2017.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Greece regarding the harassment and persecution of non-Muslims in refugee camps and the provision of appropriate protection.

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The UK makes regular representations to the Greek Government and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the need for all individuals in refugee camps to be treated in line with internationally recognised humanitarian standards. The UK has committed up to £34 million to help address the migration crisis through the UNHCR, Non-Governmental Organisations, the Red Cross and the International Organisation for Migration. The Secretary of State for International Development, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Witham (Priti Patel) recently announced a new £8 million Women and Girls Protection Fund to protect women, girls and other vulnerable groups in the Mediterranean region, including Greece.

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