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Greece ferries second boat of migrants to Turkey under EU deal


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Greece ferries second boat of migrants to Turkey under EU deal

Pro-migrant activists jumped into the water off the Greek island of Lesbos in an attempt to prevent a migrant ship setting sail for Turkey.

They dangled from the ship’s anchor chain before being hoisted out of the water by the Greek coastguard.

Forty-five Pakistani migrants boarded the boat for the second journey carried out under a controversial EU-Turkey deal to stem mass irregular migration to Europe.

This is the first of two such sailings to Turkey on Friday.

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Meanwhile conditions at this makeshift migrant camp at Idomeni have been at breaking point.

Scuffles broke out as migrants tried to break through a border fence.

Doctors say the conditions here pose a health risk to the 4-thousand children here, the majority of whom are under five.

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