© Reuters. Police block an space the place refugees and migrants from the destroyed Moria camp are sheltered, throughout an operation to maneuver them to a brand new non permanent camp, on the island of Lesbos
ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek police started transferring tons of of migrants stranded on the island of Lesbos into a brand new non permanent tent camp on Thursday, greater than per week after a fireplace razed Greece’s largest migrant camp the place they’d been staying.
The operation, together with 70 feminine officers, was meant to guard public well being, police stated.
“The operation started with many officers in white physique fits, issues are calm and migrants are slowly streaming into the brand new camp,” a Reuters witness stated.
The hearth that gutted the Moria facility per week in the past left over 12,000 individuals, most of them refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and numerous African nations, with out shelter, correct sanitation or entry to meals and water.
Authorities stated the hearth was began by migrants. Nobody was harm.
The brand new non permanent tent camp at Kara Tepe, close to the island’s port of Mytilene, is prepared to absorb a minimum of 5,000 individuals.
Officers have stated that among the migrants are reluctant to maneuver to the brand new camp as they hope to go away the island.
Early on Wednesday, just one,200 had moved however late within the night, giant teams of migrants carrying their belongings began streaming in.
Authorities ministers stated authorities would proceed “for some extra days in good religion and communication” to persuade the migrants to enter the brand new camp, saying their switch can be accomplished inside a couple of days.
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