Stuck in the middle

  • 1999-03-18
  • Katya Cengel
Migrants stuck in Latvia were recently offered help to return home. Katya Cengel reports on whether returning is the best or the only option.Earlier this year, while visiting Olaine's camp for illegal immigrants, Ilmars Mezs, head of the International Organization for Migration, was told about a Middle Eastern man headed for Scandinavia who ended up in Latvia. The man had fled the Middle East, and when he reached Germany, he was put on a ship whose next stop, he was told, would be Norway.But he wound up in Latvia and his first stop was Olaine, one of the country's two detention centers for ...
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