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Greece: Migrants on the move as hundreds relocate to new Lesbos camp03:12

Greece: Migrants on the move as hundreds relocate to new Lesbos camp

Greece, Lesbos
September 17, 2020 at 20:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers moved inside the new camp of Kara Tepe, Lesbos, on Thursday as the Greek government announced its plans to relocate the migrants into the camp.

Many could be seen walking along the road with children and bags, with some using bins to transport their items. Many families were still waiting on the roadside.

"We don't have any other chance, we must go to the camp," a refugee from Afghanistan said, as she explained that police had warned they would close their case for asylum if they refused to move.

Authorities wearing protective suits and masks against COVID escorted dozens of people onto the new facility, where around 8,000 people could already be hosted as of Wednesday, according to UNHCR.

Greece: Migrants on the move as hundreds relocate to new Lesbos camp03:12
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Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers moved inside the new camp of Kara Tepe, Lesbos, on Thursday as the Greek government announced its plans to relocate the migrants into the camp.

Many could be seen walking along the road with children and bags, with some using bins to transport their items. Many families were still waiting on the roadside.

"We don't have any other chance, we must go to the camp," a refugee from Afghanistan said, as she explained that police had warned they would close their case for asylum if they refused to move.

Authorities wearing protective suits and masks against COVID escorted dozens of people onto the new facility, where around 8,000 people could already be hosted as of Wednesday, according to UNHCR.

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