Edition: United Kingdom  
One News Page
“Probably the fastest-access news portal in the world”
> >

Camp crisis on Lesvos as new refugee surge adds pressure on Greece

Duration: 01:47s - Published: < > Embed
News video: Camp crisis on Lesvos as new refugee surge adds pressure on Greece

A refugee and migrant surge reaching the Greek islands of the North Aegean has seen more than 1,150 people arrive in the first 10 days of this month.

More than half of them reached Lesvos, where the Moria camp, built to shelter 2,300 people, is currently home to 5,500.

In more then 1200 tent live the majority of the 6000 #refugees inside the #moria #hotspot in #Lesvos.

How many more dead people need the #Greek authorities, #UNHCR &amp;amp; #EU to release the people to go? #OpenTheIslands pic.twitter.

com/TnDrBcwqnm— City Plaza Squat (@sol2refugees) 11 novembre 2017 Living conditions are unbearable, says 20-year-old Farooq Cheema from Pakistan, here for the last 16 months. “Too many people.

They have to leave Lesvos, they don’ t want this life. For refugees, there is nothing here. No space, no treatment, no clothes. Every night, there are fights in the camp. The police come and just watch,” he complains.

Just behind the camp “a sanitary time bomb” is ticking.

Kids walk around and play in a dump, while no one seems to be in charge of cleaning.

Many refugees are sick and terrified of the winter which is coming.

Some newcomers like 16-year-old Sarah Nawabi from Afghanistan feel betrayed and shocked.

#Greece Municipality of #Lesvos to hold general strike on 20 Nov. as protest to #refugee policies. 8170 #refugees are held on the island. 106 new arrivals in past 24 hours. Winter is coming. Heavy rain is already here.

— Bruno Tersago (@BrunoTersago) 15 novembre 2017 “We didn’t think it would be like this. If we knew, we would not have come here.

Because we want a better life, we want to study and live.

But here, there is nothing , I see nothing,” says Sarah.

#EASO's Practical Tools on Access to the #Asylum Procedure are now available in 19 official EU languages: https://t.

co/m6cENy7kVE Frontex&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt; &amp;lt;a href=&amp;quot;https://t.co/iIR8BcMz8a&amp;quot;&amp;gt;pic.twitter.

com/iIR8BcMz8a&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;amp;mdash; EASO (EASO) November 14, 2017 No one, it seems, is happy.

Police officers and locals were demonstrating at the main gate.

Four police officers were arrested because two migrants due for deportation managed to escape from the camp. Police officers say that this is unacceptable.

They are demanding better working conditions and complain they are severely understaffed.

10year old Zaina from Syria knows German Her father is in Germany and she is stuck in #Greece waiting for reunification for almost 2 years pic.twitter.

com/UIiE2b2fas— Liana Spyropoulou (@LSpyropoulou) November 8, 2017 “In recent months, very few migrants who had their asylum cases rejected have returned to Turkey.

At the same time, dozens of refugees contine to make the dangerous journey to reach Lesvos.

So once again, Moria camp is overcrowded and in a state of emergency”, reports euronews’ Apostolos Staikos.

£40 will keep an especially vulnerable #refugee in #Greece safe – out of a camp or the streets – in a rented flat for a month. Can you help? https://t.co/BkjKIcOORC pic.twitter.

com/MhJxhgjO1s— Donate4Refugees (@donate4refugees) November 14, 2017.

Share on
Share on
Post on 
Share by

Recent related news

Erdogan to make first presidential visit to Greece ‘since 1952’

Erdogan to make first presidential visit to Greece ‘since 1952’President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will in the coming days visit Turkey’s sometimes uneasy Nato ally...
WorldNews - Front Page

CHTF 2017 Gathers Enterprises From 27 “One Belt, One Road” Countries

CHTF 2017 Gathers Enterprises From 27 “One Belt, One Road” Countries*Business Wire India*Echoing the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, the 19^th China Hi-Tech Fair...
Business Wire India - Press Releases

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai lead pair Kartik-Naira tie the knot in a lavish wedding in Greece [PHOTOS]

By Parismita Goswami A few pictures from the wedding have surfaced on social media and it looks like...
Filmy Friday - Entertainment

National Bank of Greece reports Q3 results

SeekingAlpha - Markets

Athens brings its dispute with pharma industry to the EU Council

The next EU Health Council on 8 December will discuss the “lack of drug availability in Greece”,...
EurActiv - Europe

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Norfolk With SwissMarine

ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), (the...
GlobeNewswire - Press Releases

Eurobasket 2019 qualifying: Great Britain beaten by Greece

Eurobasket 2019 qualifying: Great Britain beaten by GreeceGreat Britain's women were beaten 61-59 in their second Eurobasket 2019 qualifier against top seeds...
BBC News - UK

The hardest goodbye: Why I left my kids

The hardest goodbye: Why I left my kidsNazifa leaves her two young children and husband in Greece while she seeks asylum in Germany.
BBC News - Front Page

Court adjourns appeal hearing for U.S. extradition of Russian cyber crime suspect

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Supreme Court adjourned an appeal hearing on Wednesday for the...
Reuters - US

Greece: Floods after heavy rain kill seven near Athens

Greece: Floods after heavy rain kill seven near Athens"The disaster is biblical," a mayor says as floods caused by heavy rain cause destruction.
BBC News - World

You Might Like

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2017 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+