Greek police move refugees to Lesbos tent camp after fire

Police have begun shifting masses of folks stranded at the island of Lesbos into a brand new transient tent camp, greater than per week after a hearth razed Greece’s largest migrant camp the place that they had been staying.

The operation, together with 70 feminine officials, used to be meant to give protection to public well being, police stated.

“The operation started with many officials in white frame fits. Issues are calm and migrants are slowly streaming into the brand new camp,” a witness stated.

The hearth that gutted the Moria facility per week in the past left greater than 12,000 folks, most commonly refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and quite a lot of African international locations, with out refuge, correct sanitation or get entry to to meals and water.

Government stated the hearth used to be began by way of the camp’s citizens. Nobody used to be harm.

The brand new transient tent camp at Kara Tepe, close to Mytilene port, is in a position to soak up no less than five,000 folks.

Officers stated some folks had been reluctant to transport there as a result of they had been hoping to depart the island.

Early on Wednesday, just one,200 had moved however overdue within the night time, huge teams of folks sporting their assets began to reach.

Executive ministers stated government would proceed “for some extra days in excellent religion and conversation” to persuade folks to go into the brand new camp, announcing their switch could be finished inside of a couple of days.

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