22 octombrie 2019

Greece relocates hundreds of refugees to mainland as arrivals rise


Greek authorities have moved more asylum-seekers from peripheral islands to mainland Greece amid a surge in refugee arrivals on the remote islands in recent months.Officials said 697 refugees arrived in the port of Elefsina near Athens from the island of Samos on Tuesday. Some 120 others had arrived earlier from Lesbos.The relocation comes as part of a strategy to reduce the refugee population on the outlying islands that have been struggling to cope with the biggest refugee influx from Turkey [...]