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Thousands of homeless Lesbos migrants to move to new tent city in coming days

Issued on: 13/09/2020 – 13:34

Greek authorities said Sunday that some 12,000 migrants and asylum-seekers left without shelter after fires gutted an overcrowded refugee camp on the island of Lesbos will be moved to a new army-built tent city “in the coming days.”

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Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said an estimated 1,000 foreign residents of the Moria camp were expected to relocate to the tent city by late Sunday and that getting everyone housed at the new site would take several days.

“At the moment, its happening on a voluntary basis in the initial stage,” Mitarakis told Greek television station Open TV.

Fires on Tuesday and Wednesday nights decimated Moria, Greeces largest refugee camp. Authorities have said residents protesting a lockdown imposed after a coronavirus outbreak deliberately set the blazes.

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