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Greece brought nearly 800 migrants from Lesbos to the mainland this month

July 9, 2020

The Greek authorities have brought nearly 800 migrants and refugees from the island of Lesbos to the mainland of the country since the beginning of the month, which has reduced the saturation of the Moria camp, which was home to around 19,000 people at the end of March. People.

For the first time in months, fewer than 15,000 migrants have been living in the Moria camp, largely thanks to the recent evacuations. On July 8, the authorities had registered 32,177 people in fields on the islands, also among the more than 40,000 that existed in early March, although still over 8,000 for which they were designed.

According to the Ministry of Migration quoted by the ERT chain, more than 2,100 people from Lesbos, Quío and Samos were transferred in June, while the number from Lesbos alone rose to almost 784 in July, reports the DPA news agency.

Unaccompanied minors

Greece brought nearly 800 migrants from Lesbos to the mainland this monthGreece brought nearly 800 migrants from Lesbos to the mainland this month

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) also celebrated the recent transfer of 49 unaccompanied minors from Greece to Portugal and Finland in a joint statement.