Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Greece steps up migrant transfers after Lesbos clashes

Reuters

GREECE will hold transferring asylum seekers from overcrowded camps on its islands to the mainland, authorities officers mentioned on Monday, after a girl died following clashes and a hearth at a refugee camp on the island of Lesbos.

The violent clashes began at the Moria refugee camp on Sunday after a fire broke out inside a shipping container, one of the means Greek authorities use to house refugees. At least 17 people were hurt.

The migrant camp, the country’s biggest, is operating at almost four times its capacity.

The charred remains of a woman were taken to hospital, the health ministry said in a statement. Reports of a second victim remained unconfirmed, officials said, adding that the cause of the fire was under investigation.

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