16 February 2018 — “Refugee women and children face heightened risk of sexual violence amid tensions and overcrowding at reception facilities on Greek islands.”

Photo © 2017 ZALMAÏ for Human Rights Watch

This is the alarming title of the report published Friday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), expressing grave concerns for the safety of women and children in the so-called refugee “hotspots” on Greece’s islands.

The Greek government quickly responded – but not as you would hope.

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