Migrants at a detention centre.
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Amnesty: Greece verging on a humanitarian crisis

20 December 2012 Last updated at 21:21 GMT

Greece faces a "humanitarian crisis" over its mistreatment of asylum-seekers and migrants, according to a report by Amnesty International.

The group accuses the government of detaining thousands of refugees, including many children, in "shameful [and] appalling" conditions.

Greece is a major gateway for migrants from Asian and African countries as they try to enter the European Union.

Attacks against foreigners have been on the rise in the debt-stricken nation.

Alex Jakana reports.