Preview: MSF reaction to new prison-like centre on Samos, Greece

MSF reaction to new prison-like centre on Samos, Greece

On 18 September 2021, a new Multi-Purpose Reception & Identification Centre (MPRIC) will open on Samos island. This is a symbolic moment showing the dangerous and harmful escalation of European migration policies that seek to deter people from seeking safety in Europe and detain those who make it. Some 500 people who remain in Vathy camp will be transferred to the new centre from the 20th September onwards. Located in a completely remote location, called Zervou, this centre is being sold as an improvement, but in reality, is a dystopian nightmare – with millions spent on surveillance systems and military-grade barbed wire fences.

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