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Greek authorities struggle to cope with refugee crisis

Hundreds of thousands of refugees are living in limbo on the Aegean islands, and Greek officials are under pressure to speed up the asylum process. EU officials are encouraging unsuccessful applicants to abandon their right of appeal.

Hundreds of thousands of refugees are living in limbo on the Aegean islands of Greece and Greek officials are under pressure to speed up the asylum process.

EU officials are encouraging unsuccessful applicants to abandon their right of appeal.

Al Jazeera’s John Psaropoulos reports from Chios.