German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert applied on the European Union member states to «be active» in assisting in the relocation of hundreds of unaccompanied minors and providing help to those in need on the Greek island of Lesbos after a massive fire destroyed almost the whole Moria refugee camp.
«The fire at Moria camp affected many people that have already been in a difficult, desperate situation and brought them into a dire humanitarian situation,» he said during a press conference in Berlin on Friday.
Seibert continued: «The images of refugees and migrants sleeping on the streets appeal to us all in Europe to provide help fast so that these people can get assistance, can be accommodated.»
The official called on other EU member states to cooperate fast and provide the required support to the Greek government in order «to ease the sufferings of Lesbos,» as well as «follow a joint migration and asylum policy.»
Earlier on Friday, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced ten EU member states will take part in the relocation plan of some 400 unaccompanied minors from Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos that was destroyed by a massive fire this Wednesday.
The Moria camp is 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.