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Greece: Moria migrants hopeful after Germany announces it will take in over 1,500 asylum seekers from Greece03:41

Greece: Moria migrants hopeful after Germany announces it will take in over 1,500 asylum seekers from Greece

Greece, Moria
September 16, 2020 at 17:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

Migrants expressed their hopes to be taken in by Germany from outside the now-destroyed Moria migrant camp on Wednesday, after the German government announced it would be taking in 1,553 asylum seekers from Greece.

Many were seen queuing for food and collecting their belongings before moving to a new camp, while others remained stranded in the area where a devastating fire wiped out the Moria camp just a week ago, in a disaster that left approximately 12,600 people without shelter.

Multiple migrants expressed their hope to be accepted by Germany with one commenting that he had been "living on this island, more than one year."

An aid worker operating on the island as part of the Italian non-profit humanitarian aid organisation, Intersos, said that Europe should be emulating Germany's approach.

"People do not have access to shelter, food, water. It is very difficult to provide help to these people that left from the Moria camp and we believe that the way Germany is handling the situation should be the way that Europe should handle the situation generally" said Clotilde.

The International Organisation for Migration has reported that last week's fire wiped out 80 percent of Moria's facilities, which were originally designed for use by up to 3,000 people.

The migrants Germany has agreed to take in are made up of 408 families with children, all of whom have already successfully applied for asylum, with candidates being drawn from five Greek islands, not just Lesbos, as was reportedly demanded by the Greek government.

Greece: Moria migrants hopeful after Germany announces it will take in over 1,500 asylum seekers from Greece03:41
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Migrants expressed their hopes to be taken in by Germany from outside the now-destroyed Moria migrant camp on Wednesday, after the German government announced it would be taking in 1,553 asylum seekers from Greece.

Many were seen queuing for food and collecting their belongings before moving to a new camp, while others remained stranded in the area where a devastating fire wiped out the Moria camp just a week ago, in a disaster that left approximately 12,600 people without shelter.

Multiple migrants expressed their hope to be accepted by Germany with one commenting that he had been "living on this island, more than one year."

An aid worker operating on the island as part of the Italian non-profit humanitarian aid organisation, Intersos, said that Europe should be emulating Germany's approach.

"People do not have access to shelter, food, water. It is very difficult to provide help to these people that left from the Moria camp and we believe that the way Germany is handling the situation should be the way that Europe should handle the situation generally" said Clotilde.

The International Organisation for Migration has reported that last week's fire wiped out 80 percent of Moria's facilities, which were originally designed for use by up to 3,000 people.

The migrants Germany has agreed to take in are made up of 408 families with children, all of whom have already successfully applied for asylum, with candidates being drawn from five Greek islands, not just Lesbos, as was reportedly demanded by the Greek government.

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