Greece tells EU that on immigration it needs to go from just words to facts
Greece has appealed to European countries to go from just words to facts as it tries to see where it is going to accommodate thousands of immigrants who have ended up homeless after a huge fire completely destroyed the country’s largest immigration camp, Moria.
The comments by Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis were reiterated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel who said that the EU needs to share responsibilities. France, Germany and the Netherlands have offered to take some of the immigrants.
Around 13,000 people used to live at camp Moria in Lesbos – four times the number which the facility could officially hold. For the third night in a row, families have been sleeping in the streets, in fields, in car parks and even in cemeteries after they had to be evacuated from the camp because of the fire.
The Greek Government said that several days are needed to find alternative accommodation for all these people. Close to the remains of camp Moria, residents have blocked the roads to stop NGOs from distributing supplies to the immigrants and they are opposing the setting up of new tents.