x

Society

Process to Relieve Overcrowding at Moria Hotspot Underway

September 21, 2018
ANA

LESBOS, Greece – The first 100 out of a total of 2,000 asylum seekers scheduled to leave the Moria refugee and migrant camp by the end of September left the island of Lesvos on Friday, on a ferry boat bound for Kavala.

Their destination is a new camp set up on the mainland, in the Volvi area in Thessaloniki, with a capacity to house about 1,200 people. Similar departures of up to 400 people at a time will take place over the coming week, on ferry boats heading to either Piraeus or Kavala, with the Volvi camp in Thessaloniki or the Katsika camp in the region of Ioannina as their final destination.

According to migration policy ministry sources, another 1,000 asylum seekers will depart in October to a third structure that will operate in the Preveza region.

The aim is that these mass transfers of asylum seekers belonging to vulnerable groups, along with the movements of persons who have completed the asylum process, will relieve overcrowding and lead to improved conditions in the main camp of the reception and identification centre of Moria.

RELATED

ATHENS - Users of the Viber call and text messaging app in Greece made 1 billion calls in 2021, Rakuten Viber revealed on Thursday.

Top Stories

Associations

ASTORIA – The Pancyprian Choir of NY held its first meeting of 2022 and shared best wishes for the New Year with their annual cutting of the traditional vasilopita at Dionysos Taverna in Astoria on January 24.

Associations

BRONX, NY – In a festive atmosphere, the traditional cutting of the vasilopita was held by the Northern Chios Society of Pelineon Agia Markella in the community hall of Zoodohos Peghe Greek Orthodox Church in the Bronx on January 23.

Society

ATHENS – A major snow storm that had been predicted for days still caught residents in Greece offguard and the New Democracy government scrambling for answers as to why motorists were stuck for hours on major roads.

Video

Democrats Eye Supreme Court Pick to Revive 2022 Prospects

Democrats stung by a series of election year failures to deliver legislative wins for their most loyal voters hope they'll be buoyed by the prospect that President Joe Biden will name the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.