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Hotspot solution deepens refugee crisis

Migrants and refugees wait outside Moria reception centre on the Greek island of Lesvos. A new fingerprinting and screening system has delayed registrations.
Jodi Hilton/IRIN

An EU initiative to screen and fingerprint all migrants and refugees arriving in Italy and Greece is creating chaos, particularly on the island of Lesvos where the new system is causing further delays in registering new arrivals and thousands of people have been queueing in the open for days.

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