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VOA常速英语:Refugees Abandoned at Sea Between Turkey and Greece

Source: 恒星英语学习网    2020-09-16   English BBS   Favorite  
Since this past February VOA has talked to scores of refugees in Turkey who have tried and failed to get into Greece.
在过去的二月至今,美国之音采访了土耳其的数十名难民,他们试图进入希腊,但都失败了。
Back then the Turkish government was openly encouraging them to make the trip.
当时,土耳其政府公开鼓励他们进行偷渡。
But the greek government has told them not to come and many refugees report being beaten robbed
但是希腊政府已经告诉他们不要来,许多难民报告说他们遭到殴打和抢劫。
and then expelled after they arrived.
然后在他们到达后被驱逐。
In recent months, the stories have grown even more harrowing.
最近几个月,这些故事变得更加令人痛心。
Families tell of being abandoned at sea by Greek authorities on rubber boats without motors or fuel.
一些家庭说,他们被希腊政府遗弃在没有发动机和燃料的橡胶船上。
They dragged our rubber boat to water that seemed to be hidden by mountains
他们把我们的橡皮艇拖到好像藏在山里的水域里。
and circled around us until we were bailing water out with our own hands.
在我们周围盘旋直到我们用自己的手把水救出来。
I thought the children would drown.
我以为孩子们会淹死。
Najma and her family were on their third attempt to reach Greece
纳伊玛和她的家人第三次试图到达希腊。
when their boat was stopped and their fuel was seized by what appeared to be Greek security forces.
当他们的船被拦截,他们的燃料被希腊安全部队扣押。
But they were lucky.
但他们很幸运。
A passenger had enough fuel hidden away to get them back to Turkey.
一名乘客藏有足够的燃料将他们送回土耳其。
When they caught our boat, I woke up as we were dragged back into Turkish waters.
当他们抓住我们的船时,当我们被拖回土耳其水域时,我醒来了。
I wasnt scared until I thought they were going to rip open our boat with pikes.
我不害怕,直到我以为他们会用长矛撕开我们的船。
On a previous trip, they made it to the Greek islands.
在之前的一次旅行中,他们到达了希腊群岛。
But they were soon arrested and left on rafts at sea before they were rescued by the Turkish coast guard.
但他们很快就被逮捕,被扔在海上的木筏上,然后被土耳其海岸警卫队救出。
The New York Times recently reported Greece has secretly expelled more than 1,000 people in recent months
“纽约时报”最近报道,近几个月来,希腊秘密驱逐了1000多人
abandoning many of them at sea outside of Greek territorial waters.
在希腊领水以外的海域抛弃他们中的许多人。
But Greece has denied any illegal activity noting that it has rescued tens of thousands of asylum seekers in recent years.
但希腊否认有任何非法活动,并指出近年来希腊已经解救了数以万计的寻求庇护者。
The government adds it protects European Union borders vigorously with tough but fair policies.
政府补充说,它通过强硬但公平的政策大力保护欧盟边境。
Heather Murdock VOA News Istanbul
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