Axar.Az Logo

Greek police evacuate crowded Athens migrant camp

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Police moved in to evict hundreds of migrants from Athens’ largest unofficial camp on the southern outskirts of the city early Friday. reports citing Anadolu news.

A police spokesman told Anadolu Agency that the ongoing evacuation operation was going “smoothly” at Elliniko camp on the site of the city’s old airport.

The makeshift camp had been home to around 2,000 mostly Afghan migrants who arrived in Greece during the 2015 influx of people from Turkey.

Over the past 10 days, migrants and refugees have been asked to willingly relocate to official camps, mostly outside the Greek capital.

NGOs operating at the camp, where around 600 people were left in unsanitary conditions, have also left the site.

Police arrived at the site to begin bussing the remaining residents to other camps. Most families were taken to a new facility in Thiva, a town 50 kilometers (32 miles) northwest of Athens.

2017.06.02 / 15:24
See also

Reaction to the firing on a British ship from Akar

Turkey to lower COVID-19 vaccination age to 18: Minister

Erdogan held a meeting of the Consultative Council

US is lifting more than a thousand sanctions against Iran - Vaezi

PACE adopts resolution on women

Best friend of the US is this country - Blinken

Another country abolishes curfew

Lavrov to meet with Grandi: Karabakh talks...

Russia records 17,594 COVID-19 cases in the past day

Szijjarto warned the EU: You may lose the region

Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla