Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Greece to Set Up Refugee Camps on Its Islands; Allows Refugees to Leave Their Areas Each Day

Greece will set up new camps for asylum seekers on its Aegean Islands, in an effort to end months of overcrowding, the Euro News website reports today (February 11, 2020).

The new camps will allow asylum seekers to go out during the day, but they will be locked at night.

Over 40,000 asylum seekers are currently in Greece. The new camps will be designed to accommodate 20,000 refugee seekers who will be limited to a three-month stay within the camps.

The Greek government has worked to acquire additional land for the camps on the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Kos, and Leros. It expects them to be operational by the middle of this year.

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