Greek police begin moving asylum-seekers into new camp

 kwwl.com  09/17/2020 08:14:41   Associated Press

KARA TEPE, Greece (AP)  A Greek police operation is underway on the island of Lesbos to move thousands of migrants and refugees left homeless after a fire destroyed their overcrowded camp into a new facility on the island. Police said Thursday mornings operation included 70 female police officers, who were approaching asylum-seekers with the aim of persuading them to move to the new camp in the islands Kara Tepe area. The notoriously squalid Moria camp burned down last week in fires that Greek authorities said were deliberately set by a small group of the camps inhabitants angered by lockdown restrictions imposed after a coronavirus outbreak.

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