Greece: Lesbos police round up homeless migrants to bring them to replacement camp

Greek Police began an operation on Thursday morning with the intention to ensure that all the refugees and migrants currently on the streets after the Moria fires are safely transferred to the new camp. Footage filmed in Lesbos on Thursday morning shows dozens of police approaching a collection of dozens more makeshift tents to attempt to explain their plans to the migrants. It has been reported that 70 policewomen are currently deployed on the spot. The main aim is the protection of public health amid a growing pandemic. Thus far, 450 migrants have been transferred to the the new camp near Kara Tepe. Thousands of migrants were forced to evacuate following the fires that broke out at the Moria migrant camp on September 9th, burning large parts of the camp to the ground. 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. The Greek authorities already built a new 3,000 capacity camp over the weekend.

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