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Clashes Flare Up at Greek Migrant Camp

Published : 19-01-2020

Clashes Flare Up at Greek Migrant Camp

Violent clashes erupted in Moria refugee camp, set up on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Fighting reportedly erupted by Afghan and Arab migrants using sticks and sharp weapons. Greek police said a Yemeni migrant was fatally stabbed by anonymous persons. Several migrants were arrested shortly afterwards.

Palestinian refugees and other migrants have been subjected to a dire humanitarian situation in Moria camp among other substandard facilities set up in Greece, most of them vastly overcrowded, unhygienic and violence-prone.

Over recent months, Moria, one of the biggest refugee camps in Europe, has been running at three times its capacity with over 9,000 refugees.

A few months earlier, UNICEF warned that the number of unaccompanied migrant minors staying in overcrowded reception centers on the Greek islands exceeds 1,100, the highest level since the peak of the refugee crisis in early 2016, calling on European countries to do more to protect vulnerable children.

Built to house 3,000 people, the Moria facility is hosting more than 8,700, including some 3,000 children, according to UNICEF. There are 520 unaccompanied children at a special section of the camp which was made to hold 160. Overall, Greece is hosting more than 32,000 child migrants of whom 4,100 are unaccompanied.

Palestinian refugees from Syria continue to risk their lives onboard the “death boats” to Greece, rummaging around for a momentary respite from the daily scenes of bloodshed and destruction.

Activists estimate that around 4,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria are taking shelter on Greece islands.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9630

Violent clashes erupted in Moria refugee camp, set up on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Fighting reportedly erupted by Afghan and Arab migrants using sticks and sharp weapons. Greek police said a Yemeni migrant was fatally stabbed by anonymous persons. Several migrants were arrested shortly afterwards.

Palestinian refugees and other migrants have been subjected to a dire humanitarian situation in Moria camp among other substandard facilities set up in Greece, most of them vastly overcrowded, unhygienic and violence-prone.

Over recent months, Moria, one of the biggest refugee camps in Europe, has been running at three times its capacity with over 9,000 refugees.

A few months earlier, UNICEF warned that the number of unaccompanied migrant minors staying in overcrowded reception centers on the Greek islands exceeds 1,100, the highest level since the peak of the refugee crisis in early 2016, calling on European countries to do more to protect vulnerable children.

Built to house 3,000 people, the Moria facility is hosting more than 8,700, including some 3,000 children, according to UNICEF. There are 520 unaccompanied children at a special section of the camp which was made to hold 160. Overall, Greece is hosting more than 32,000 child migrants of whom 4,100 are unaccompanied.

Palestinian refugees from Syria continue to risk their lives onboard the “death boats” to Greece, rummaging around for a momentary respite from the daily scenes of bloodshed and destruction.

Activists estimate that around 4,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria are taking shelter on Greece islands.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9630