Associated Press
Associated Press 17 Sep 2020

Asylum seekers move to new camp after police operation

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Asylum seekers move to new camp after police operation


Police on the Greek island of Lesbos are moving thousands of migrants and refugees from the fire-gutted Moria camp to a new tent city nearby.
Seventy female officers in protective suits were flown in to organise the transfer of women and children to the temporary Kara Tepe camp.
On Wednesday four Afghan asylum seekers were charged with starting the fire that destroyed Moria last week.
A government official said 1,800 had moved into Kara Tepe by early Thursday.
But many migrants and refugees remain reluctant to stay on Lesbos, as Moria was overcrowded and squalid. They hope to go elsewhere in Europe, especially Germany.

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The first of the nearly 13,000 refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos are being moved into a new camp that is being set up after multiple fires swept through their camp.
The refugees have been sleeping rough since they escaped the blaze in Moria, and many say they have lost hope in ever having a future if they stay in camps on Lesbos.

Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Lesbos, Greece.
Migrants rendered homeless by fires at a camp in Greece lined up to move into a new camp on the island of Lesbos, Thursday, September 17.
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