The government of Greece has established a new facility on the island of Lesbos to move thousands of migrants and refugees left homeless after a fire destroyed their overcrowded camp last week.
The country’s police said that the operation included 70 female police officers who were approaching asylum-seekers with the aim of persuading them to move to the new camp in the island’s Kara Tepe area.
However, according to the UN refugee agency, the new camp consists of large family tents erected in a field by the sea.
The agency pointed out that by Wednesday, it had a capacity of around 8,000 people.
New arrivals are tested for the coronavirus, registered, and assigned a tent.
“This is an operation for the protection of public health and with clear humanitarian content,” the police said in a statement.
Moria had a capacity of just over 2,700 people, but more than 12,500 people had been living in and around it when it burned down.Follow https://twitter.com/EdwinAshimwe