Hundreds homeless after major fire in the Greek camp

Hundreds of refugees have been Monday night displaced after a fire at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos. Two weeks ago there was a fatal fire at a refugee camp on the nearby island of Lesbos, and then turmoil came into being. The police, therefore, as a precaution, extra police force in the direction of the Island sent to.

According to the fire brigade resulted in the fire on the Island, outside the camp, but moved up to the fire, turned out to be for the accommodation of the refugees.

How the fire originated is not known. The fire destroyed many tents and houses. According to Doctors without Borders, has been to six hundred people cared for by support groups. There have been no injuries reported.

In the jenin refugee camp on the Island is over populated. There are more than 5.700 of asylum seekers in the camp, which was built for 650 people.

In september, more than twelve thousand of the refugees in Greece, according to the UN refugee organisation UNHCR. This is the highest number since the migratiedeal between Turkey and the european union. It is expected that the coming period will be even more refugees to the Greek islands to ourselves.

Tighter immigration policies following the fatal fire

Two weeks ago there was a disastrous fire in an overcrowded refugee camp in the neighboring island of Lesbos. When the fire came, and two of the refugees for life. Following the occurrence of a fire, people would panic-struck, and there were a few stars.

The Greek government has announced the following as a result of this It is to have a more restrictive immigration policy and to implement it. If she wants to be by the end of the year, thousands of migrants from the Greek mainland, in the first place. This has to be the over-crowding in the refugee camps on the islands will not change.


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