Migrants still face danger in Lesbos, Greece

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Migrants wait for Pope Francis to arrive at the Moria detention center on the Greek island of Lesbos, Saturday April 16, 2016. Pope Francis travelled Saturday to Greece for a brief but provocative visit to meet with refugees at a detention center as the European Union implements a controversial plan to deport them back to Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) Migrants wait for Pope Francis to arrive at the Moria detention center on the Greek island of Lesbos, Saturday April 16, 2016. Pope Francis travelled Saturday to Greece for a brief but provocative visit to meet with refugees at a detention center as the European Union implements a controversial plan to deport them back to Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

It’s been two weeks since the European Union implemented its controversial refugee-return program.
The influx of migrants in some areas has indeed decreased. However,some think desperate refugees are seeking other, more hazardous routes.
CCTV’s Kate Parkinson reports from Greece.

Migrants still face danger in Lesbos, Greece

Migrants still face danger in Lesbos, Greece

It's been two weeks since the European Union implemented its controversial refugee-return program. The influx of migrants in some areas has indeed decreased. However,some think desperate refugees are seeking other, more hazardous routes. CCTV's Kate Parkinson reports from Greece.

Pope Francis gave Europe a concrete lesson on Saturday in welcoming refugees by bringing 12 Syrian Muslims to Italy aboard his charter plane after an emotional visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, which has faced the brunt of Europe’s migration crisis.

The pope said his decision to bring the Syrian refugees to Italy from Greece was a “purely humanitarian” gesture and not a political act.