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Greece speeds up Lesbos migrants entry into tent camp after fire

Greece speeds up Lesbos migrants entry into tent camp after fire

Reuters p Police block an area where refugees and migrants from the destroyed Moria camp are sheltered, during an operation to move them to a new temporary camp, on the island of Lesbos p By Vassilis Triandafyllou and Lefteris Papadimas LESBOS (Reuters) - Greek police moved hundreds of migrants stranded on the island of Lesbos into a new temporary tent camp on Thursday, more than a week after a fire razed the country's biggest migrant camp, where they had been staying.Police block an area where refugees and migrants from the destroyed Moria camp are sheltered, during an operation to move them to a new temporary camp, on the island of Lesbos p The police operation, launched early on Thursday and including 70 female officers, was intended to provide migrants with shelter, food and to protect public health, government spokesman Stelios Petsas told reporters.A man pulls a baby as refugees and migrants from the destroyed Moria move towards a new temporary camp during a police operation, on the island of Lesbos p The new temporary tent camp at Kara Tepe, near the island's port of Mytilene, is ready to take in at least 8,000 people, but officials have said that some of the migrants were reluctant to move there as they hoped to leave the island.People pray during sunrise as refugees and migrants from the destroyed Moria camp find shelter at the parking space of a supermarket, near a new temporary camp on the island of Lesbos p For days, thousands of people have camped on the roadsides outside the temporary settlement at Kara Tepe.

Refugees and migrants from the destroyed Moria camp make their way on a road blocked by police, during an operation to move them to a new temporary camp, on the island of Lesbos p Greece, which received more than 1 million asylum seekers at the peak of the migration crisis in 2015-2016, tens of thousands of whom are still waiting for their requests to be processed, repeated its call for more "tangible" European Union support.After the police operation on Thursday, about 5,000 migrants had moved into the facility and had been tested for COVID-19.

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