• Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024

Greece Migrant Fire: European Countries agrees to take minors

Germany says 10 European countries have agreed to take 400 unaccompanied minors who fled Greece’s largest migrant camp when it was gutted by fire.

In a press conference on Friday, Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer said most would go to Germany and France.

Close to 13,000 people had been living in squalor in the Moria camp on Lesbos.

Families have been sleeping in fields and on roads after fleeing the blaze on Wednesday, as authorities struggle to find them accommodation.

Near the ruins of Moria local residents blocked roads to stop charities from delivering aid and said they were against the construction of new tents.

After visiting Moria, European Commission Vice-President, Margaritis Schinas announced that the devastated camp would be replaced by a modern facility on the same site.

The Greek government has sent a team to Lesbos to find a solution locally, but residents oppose plans for a new camp.

BBC