Greece gets migrants from islands

World November 30, 2017 10:03

athens - The Greek government gets thousands of migrants from the camps on some islands in the Aegean Sea. By order of the Ministry of the Interior, 250 people have been picked up by boat on the island of Lesbos and taken to the port of Piraeus.

The government has announced many more pick-up actions. The camps on the islands are overcrowded and have to be relieved, according to minister Ioannis Mouzalas, who was responsible for migration. Over the next few days at least 3,000 people will be picked up on the islands of Chios, Samos, Kos, Lesvos and Leros.

In most cases complete families, single women and sick people are picked up. People who, according to the government, have little or no chance of asylum, stay behind in the camps on the islands. The camps are often overcrowded. On Lesvos, for example, 3500 people can stay in the camps, but in reality there are 8500 migrants.

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