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Reference : V-P-GR-E-00080
Date : 03/07/2017
Country/Region : GREECE
Caption : Evros River. Portrait of a man in front of the river.
Photographer : PAPARDELAS, Stylianos
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, 30.08.2017, Article (excerpt): “For migrants fleeing violence or seeking better economic opportunities, the Evros River is a major milestone. Flowing down from Bulgaria's Balkan Mountains, the river traces the 150-kilometre border between Turkey and Greece before emptying out into the Aegean Sea.
All unidentified bodies in the region are examined in the General Hospital of Alexandroupoli, the closest major city to the river crossing. A DNA sample is collected and held in a national DNA database.
The ICRC forensic team in Greece is assisting authorities not only on the proper identification of dead migrants but also to ensure proper management and dignified burials.
Steps are now being taken in Greece to develop a legal framework better equipped to coordinate the management of unidentified bodies. The ICRC is assisting with dead body management by donating a refrigerator unit, body bags, and DNA kits to support Dr. Pavlidis and his team.”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3000x2000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour