Moria camp

    • Greek police start operation to move migrants into new camp on Lesbos

      Greek police start operation to move migrants into new camp on Lesbos

      A Greek police operation is underway on the island of Lesbos to move thousands of migrants and refugees left homeless after a fire destroyed their overcrowded camp into a new facility on the island, AP reported. Police said on Thursday morning’s operation included 70 female police officers who were approaching asylum-seekers with the aim of persuading them to move to the new camp in the island’s Kara Tepe area. No violence was reported as the operation began.

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    • Greece urges joint EU management of new Lesbos camp

      Greece urges joint EU management of new Lesbos camp

      Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis demanded "active" EU participation in housing thousands of migrants on the island of Lesbos, as he said Athens will rebuild a notoriously overcrowded camp of Moria, news wires reported. "A new facility will be needed, but the management model must be different," Mitsotakis said after meeting with Commission VP Margaritis Schinas in Athens. "We will discuss the maximum European participation in this effort," he added.

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    • Moria camp engulfed by huge fire

      Moria camp engulfed by huge fire

      Greece's largest migrant camp on the island of Lesbos was engulfed by a huge fire early Wednesday, leaving over 12,000 people homeless, with reports that the blaze was started by migrants revolting against coronavirus isolation rules, news wires reported. The camp had been destroyed as a whole but there were no known casualties so far.

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