Contains distressing content.
12 Aug 2022

Syrian refugees stranded on Greek islet after attempting to enter country

International Editor

Dozens of Syrian refugees are stranded on a Greek islet beside a highly militarised border crossing – as they attempted to enter the country from Turkey to seek asylum.

A five-year-old girl is said to have died after being stung by a scorpion – while another child is in a critical condition.

The Greek government denies they’re on Greek territory despite an order to rescue them from the European Court of Human Rights.

The group say they’re being treated like a football – kicked back and forth across the border.

Warning: This report contains distressing scenes.