Thousands made homeless by refugee camp fires to be housed within days, Greece says

LESBOS, Greece — Greek government stated Sunday that some 12,000 migrants and asylum-seekers left with out safe haven after fires gutted an overcrowded refugee camp at the island of Lesbos will probably be moved to a brand new army-built tent town “within the coming days.”

Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis stated an estimated 1,000 ceaselessly citizens of the Moria camp had been anticipated to relocate to the tent town through overdue Sunday and that obtaining everybody housed on the new web site would take a number of days.

“In this day and age, it is going down on a voluntary foundation within the preliminary level,” Mitarakis advised Greek tv station Open TV.

Fires on Tuesday and Wednesday nights decimated Moria, Greece’s biggest refugee camp. Government have stated citizens protesting a lockdown imposed after a coronavirus outbreak intentionally set the blazes.

1000’s of other people have since camped out on a stretch of freeway close to Moria beneath police guard following extra protests in opposition to the Greek executive refusing to permit the homeless migrants to go away Lesbos for the Greek mainland.

Mitarakis stated that the ones getting into the brand new camp would go through speedy checking out for the coroavirus and that 5 instances thus far had been known.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *