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U.N.'s Bachelet 'appalled' at U.S. treatment of migrants and refugees

U.N.'s Bachelet 'appalled' at U.S. treatment of migrants and refugees
FILE PHOTO - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet holds a news conference at Centro Cultural Espana in downtown Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2019 REUTERS/Carlos Jasso -
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GENEVA (Reuters) – U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that she is appalled at the conditions in which the United States is keeping detained migrants and refugees, including children.

“As a paediatrician, but also as a mother and a former head of state, I am deeply shocked that children are forced to sleep on the floor in overcrowded facilities, without access to adequate healthcare or food, and with poor sanitation conditions,” Bachelet said in a statement.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; editing by Stephanie Nebehay)

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