Lesbos migrants march against new camp facility

15 September 2020
2020-09-15 12:41

Hundreds of migrants protested in the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday after some people left homeless by fires which destroyed the Moria camp last week were moved into a new camp facility. Around 800 migrants and refugees have already moved into a new camp facility being built by the Greek army at a former military shooting range in Kara Tepe.

The Moria camp was built to house around 2,750 but overcrowding led to more than 12,500 people living in squalor, and had been held up by critics as a symbol of the European Union's migration policy failings. Officials said Tuesday and Wednesday's blazes were deliberately set by some camp residents who were angry at quarantine orders imposed after 35 people in Moria tested positive for COVID-19. Greece's prime minister demanded the EU take greater responsibility for managing migration into the bloc.

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