AP PHOTOS: Refugees, migrants stranded in limbo in Greece

In this Thursday, May 25, 2017 photo three-year-old Ragika from Syria plays with a toy horse at the refugee camp of Ritsona about 86 ki

In this Friday, May 26, 2017 photo a Syrian man carries a ladder at the refugee camp of Ritsona about 86 kilometers (53 miles) north of

In this Monday, May 29, 2017 photo Syrian women talk, at the refugee camp of Ritsona about 86 kilometers (53 miles) north of Athens. On

In this Friday, May 26, 2017 photo a Syrian child climbs an iron fence at the refugee camp of Ritsona about 86 kilometers (53 miles) no

In this Friday, June 9, 2017 photo a Syrian man sleeps outside his tent on a beach where hundreds of refugees and migrants have found t

In this Friday, June 9, 2017 photo tents that refugees and other migrants use as a temporary shelter on a beach near the Souda refugee

In this Friday, June 9, 2017 photo two-week- old baby boy Mohamed Omar, who was born in Turkey, inside a tent on a beach outside the So

In this Friday, June 9, 2017 photo a little girl from Syria walks on a beach where refugees and other migrants live in makeshift tents

In this Friday, June 9, 2017 photo a Pakistani migrant wrings out a t-shirt near the Souda refugee camp by the beach, where hundreds of

In this Friday, June 9, 2017 photo a man prays at the seaside where refugees and other migrants live in makeshift tents near the Souda

In this Friday, June 9, 2017 photo a refugee looks at his tablet inside a tent that he uses as a shelter at a beach near the Souda refu

In this Friday, June 9, 2017 photo a refugee on his phone inside his shelter that stands next to a fishing boat near the Souda refugee

In this Monday, May 29, 2017 photo Barzan Hasan from Irbil, Syria, holds his 5-month-old baby girl Gaylan, as he walks next to his othe

In this Friday, May 26, 2017 photo refugees try to connect a cable to a satellite dish as a child climbs on an iron fence at the refuge

In this Thursday, May 25, 2017 photo, a Syrian girl takes down dry washing at the refugee camp of Ritsona about 86 kilometers (53 miles

In this Friday, May 26, 2017 photo 16-year- old Amor Biro from Syria works out at the refugee camp of Ritsona about 86 kilometers (53 m

In this Friday, May 26, 2017 photo a Syrian man with a boy drives a van as he distributes food inside the refugee camp of Ritsona about

In this Thursday, May 25, 2017 photo refugees and other migrants pray inside a tent at the refugee camp of Ritsona about 86 kilometers

In this Friday, May 26, 2017 photo a Syrian family tend their garden at the refugee camp of Ritsona about 86 kilometers (53 miles) nort

In this Thursday, May 25, 2017 photo refugees enter their shelters at the refugee camp of Ritsona about 86 kilometers (53 miles) north

In this Monday, May 29, 2017 photo Syrian women queue for food distribution at the refugee camp of Ritsona about 86 kilometers (53 mile

In this Monday, May 29, 2017 photo a Syrian boy runs as he carries a giant tennis ball at the refugee camp of Ritsona about 86 kilomete

CHIOS, Greece (AP) — In either direction, the waiting line is stuck.

On World Refugee Day, more than 60,000 refugees and migrants are stranded in Greece. They're eventually supposed to go forward to other countries in Europe or be sent back to Turkey, but the process is barely moving.

On the mainland, children take after-hours classes at Greek schools, while their families are moving out of tent camps and into trailers and subsidized apartments. Most will eventually be relocated to European Union countries, but the process is slow. Out of the total 63,000 places promised, just over 14,000 refugees have been moved out of Greece to 23 countries.

On the islands, where migrants are sent to wait for possible expulsion to Turkey, conditions for many have worsened as daily arrivals continue, though in smaller numbers than before. Another 14,000 people are waiting there.

It's all part of a refugee deal launched 15 months ago after more than a million people, most fleeing war and poverty in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, crossed into Europe in 2015 and 2016. Greece was a key transit point on that route, as refugees traveled from Turkey to nearby Greek islands, often using unsafe boats.

At first they were able to travel freely on to wealthier countries in northern and western Europe, but tens of thousands were stranded last year when the European Union began reintroducing border controls . Those who arrived before March 20, 2016, were allowed to move on to mainland Greece to seek relocation in an EU country. Those who arrived after are stuck on the islands. They can apply for asylum, but many are supposed to be sent back to Turkey. In practice, that's not really happening.

Shelters on Chios, a Greek island 7 kilometers (4.5 miles) from the coast of Turkey, are filled beyond capacity. Many new arrivals, including infants, now sleep in tents on the beach.

Jill Biden, wife of former U.S. vice president Joe Biden, visited refugees in Chios earlier this month as part of work by the aid organization Save The Children. She traveled with Nitzia Logothetis, a psychotherapist and aid organizer, who said she was horrified by the conditions she saw.

"There were over 100 unaccompanied minors on the island, between the ages of 8 and 17, and over 1,300 refugees in total," she told a conference in Athens after returning from the visit.

"I saw parents, children, and people who looked so hopeless. Some of the children are so stressed out, they have developed psychosis ... The children are toxically stressed. The longer they stay, the more severe their symptoms."

She added: "A single mum told me, her daughter does not sleep. She cries all night long. Can you imagine having to give your two-and-a-half year old daughter a sedative to go to sleep every night? ... Welcome to hell on earth."

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Gatopoulos reported from Athens. Follow Giannakouris at http://www.twitter.com/PGiannakouris and Gatopoulos at http://www.twitter.com/dgatopoulos