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Greece: Migrants decry poor conditions at new Kara Tepe camp03:53

Greece: Migrants decry poor conditions at new Kara Tepe camp

Greece, near Mytilene
September 20, 2020 at 15:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Migrants decried the poor living conditions at the new Kara Tepe migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, on Sunday, as transfers continued to the facility in the wake of the recent fires that gutted the previous Moria camp.

"This place is like hell. There is no toilet, sometimes we stay for three or four days without toilets. They bring food once a day," said a 20-year-old woman from South Sudan.

She continued: "I was in Moria, which was better than this place. It's very difficult and stressful. This place is very cold."

Another Cameroonian migrant complained that the new camp was closed, meaning migrants can't come and go when they wish, and explained that they "have no money, no tents like other migrants."

On Thursday, Greek police began relocating thousands of refugees stranded on the island to a new temporary camp. It comes more than a week after a massive fire destroyed the Moria camp where they previously lived.

The Moria migrant camp was the largest in Europe, exceeding almost four times its maximum capacity of 3,100 people, hosting around 13,000 migrants living in poor sanitary conditions.

Greece: Migrants decry poor conditions at new Kara Tepe camp03:53
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Migrants decried the poor living conditions at the new Kara Tepe migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, on Sunday, as transfers continued to the facility in the wake of the recent fires that gutted the previous Moria camp.

"This place is like hell. There is no toilet, sometimes we stay for three or four days without toilets. They bring food once a day," said a 20-year-old woman from South Sudan.

She continued: "I was in Moria, which was better than this place. It's very difficult and stressful. This place is very cold."

Another Cameroonian migrant complained that the new camp was closed, meaning migrants can't come and go when they wish, and explained that they "have no money, no tents like other migrants."

On Thursday, Greek police began relocating thousands of refugees stranded on the island to a new temporary camp. It comes more than a week after a massive fire destroyed the Moria camp where they previously lived.

The Moria migrant camp was the largest in Europe, exceeding almost four times its maximum capacity of 3,100 people, hosting around 13,000 migrants living in poor sanitary conditions.

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