Greece: Women asylum seekers decry violence and living conditions in Moria camp

Hundreds of women asylum seekers from the Moria refugee camp gathered in the centre of Mytilene on the Island of Lesbos on Thursday, to protest the surge of violence in the camp and demanded to be transferred to a safe place. «We don't have the right to do something for ourselves, we are compelled to do whatever they say, there is no peace in Moria» one of the protesters said. Another protester... Еще said «Today all of the people, they get together and have one sound [voice] we want freedom, we want to go from Moria, we don't want to live there, we just want to go [out] of there, we just [want] to leave Moria, we don't want to live there again.» Tension at the Moria refugee camp in Mytilene erupted following the killing of a 20-year old man from Yemen on January 16. The young migrant was stabbed to death during an altercation, and died soon after being rushed to hospital. Another 27-year old migrant was arrested in connection with the incident, as local authorities confirmed. The incident is the second stabbing death inside Moria in January. Living conditions inside the overcrowded camp worsened over the past year, as the number of arrivals reached 17,000 people in a facility built to accommodate just 3,000 people.

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