UNHCR: Asylum-seekers need legal means to enter the European Union

UNHCR: Asylum-seekers need legal means to enter the European Union

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After the tragic sinking of a boat off the coast of Lesvos in which at least 16 people were killed, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called for finding safe and legal ways for asylum seekers trying to reach Greece and the Union countries Other European countries.

Philip Leclerc, the UNHCR representative in Greece, said that although the number of people crossing from Turkey to Greece has decreased significantly, this recent tragedy shows that asylum seekers continue to face serious risks of reaching the Greek islands.

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