Media CenterFrom CNS: Migrants Stranded in Greece as EU Nations Say 'No'

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The refugee and migrant crisis has uprooted the lives of millions of people as they flee ongoing conflicts and poverty to seek refuge in Northern Europe. But now, refugees and migrants are finding themselves stranded throughout Greece as borders close. 

“Many are unsure about what will happen to them,” Joshua Kyller, emergency coordinator for Catholic Relief Services in the Balkans, told CNS by telephone from the Greek capital, Athens, where he is based.

"There is an emergency developing within the emergency of this growing mass of people coming in,” Kyller said. “Another emergency will happen when they technically become illegal. Will we be able to continue to provide food, water, shelter?”

Read the full story on CatholicPhilly.com, Crisis Compounded: Migrants Stranded in Greece as EU Nations Say 'No'.

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Nikki Gamer

Media Relations Manager

Nikki Gamer
March 9, 2016

Based in Baltimore, MD

Nikki is the Media Relations Manager for CRS and connects journalists to regional stories and sources related to the agency’s life-saving development work. Previously, Nikki worked as the Communications Officer for the Middle East, Europe, and Central Asia. She has covered CRS’ response to the Syrian refugee crisis and the mass displacement of...More