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Greek Migration Min Visits Kara Tepe Hotspot

February 17, 2021

ATHENS — Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi carried out a spot-inspection at the reception and identification centre for migrants and refugees at Kara Tepe on the island of Lesvos at midnight on Tuesday.

Mitarachi inspected that living conditions of the approximately 7,000 asylum-seekers in the camp, where icy conditions prevailed, and issued instructions for their improvement. "The extraordinary weather conditions have not created any problems. Any problem is dealt with without disturbing the community's normality," posted Mitarachi on social media on Wednesday.

Blankets and heating devices had been distributed to Kara Tepe residents in the days ahead of the arrival of the cold front.

Meanwhile, at 10:30 on Wednesday, a charter flight from Mytilene airport transferred 130 recognised refugees to Hannover, Germany, where they are being relocated. The majority of the refugees were Afghans, while others were from Iran and Iraq.

 

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