EU to shelter children from Greek camp

Several European Union countries agree to take in unaccompanied minors displaced by the fire at the Moria camp.

By Nathan Morley

Several large fires razed Moria last week leaving 13,000 men, women and children without shelter. In response, the former inmates of Europe’s largest refugee camp have made makeshift shelters out of plastics, vegetation and garbage.

Now, Greek authorities have begun relocating some migrants and refugees who were left homeless.

A new camp set up at an Army firing range will house about 3,000, which still leaves over 8,000 with a roof over their heads.

Most migrants are from Afghanistan and Syria.

On Saturday, there were clashes with security forces after some migrants attempted to march to the island’s port.

According to local media, many refugees are refusing to be relocated to the new camp and are requesting transit to Greek mainland in the hope of moving to other EU countries.

On Friday, the German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said 10 EU countries had agreed to participate in taking in the unaccompanied children from the camp. Other countries that would help include Finland, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Switzerland.