Migrant child covered in blanket stands in rain at the Greek border camp near Idomeni, Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
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The mass expulsion of migrants from Greece to Turkey under a draft EU-Ankara deal to ease the migrant crisis would be "illegal," the U.N. warned Thursday, as some of the bloc's own ministers also criticized the plan.While EU countries squabbled over how to cope with the bloc's worst migration crisis since World War II, U.N. rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein said the proposed deal with Turkey raised "a number of very serious concerns". EU leaders had hoped the mooted deal with Turkey – due to be finalized at an EU summit on March 17-18 – could stem the flood of migrants streaming through the bloc in search of a better life, many fleeing the five-year war in Syria.In return for every expulsion from Greece, the EU would resettle one Syrian refugee from camps in Turkey – which is hosting about 2.7 million people who have fled the conflict across the border.Zeid said that more than 400 people had died trying to reach Europe in the first two months of the year alone, and described the deteriorating situation in Greece as "dramatic".
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