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Police fired tear fuel on migrants from the EU Moriah camp, which was just about destroyed by fireplace, on the Greek island of Lesvos. Prior to this, protesters threw stones at law enforcement officials, a photojournalist for the AFP company reported on Saturday, September 12. The migrants additionally tried to interrupt the cordon on the street resulting in the island’s largest metropolis, Mytilene, Reuters reported.

Many within the crowd chanted “Freedom”, “No to camp,” whereas bulldozers cleared the realm in order that tents might be arrange. As Reuters reported, some refugees have been holding sheets of paper with the phrases: “We don’t need to go to hell like Moriah once more,” in addition to appeals to the German Chancellor for assist: “Can you hear us, Mrs. Merkel?”







Thousands of migrants in Lesvos have been homeless for the fourth day. They stay within the open air and are pressured to spend the evening on the aspect of the roads or within the fields close to the previous camp. On the air of the Greek TV channels, the tents pitched within the cemetery have been proven.

The refugee camp virtually burned down

On the evening of September 9, a fireplace virtually fully destroyed Moriah, the biggest refugee camp within the EU. It was house to about 12,600 individuals, though it’s designed for under 2,800. The fireplace was preceded by riots amongst migrants attributable to the truth that the ability was quarantined final week after the primary case of coronavirus an infection detected there.

Public organizations in Germany demand rapid help

Meanwhile, in Germany, the refugee help group Pro Asyl and different public and charitable associations have addressed an open letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, calling for pressing assist to individuals from Moriah. “We want a joint European rescue plan, an emergency evacuation of refugees and the admission of those individuals to Germany and different European nations, and now,” – mentioned within the message revealed on September 11.

Public organizations criticized the European migration coverage, noting that “the shameful state of the camp and the catastrophic fireplace” is its rapid end result. According to representatives of the organizations, the Federal Office for the Protection of Population in Disasters needs to be concerned in serving to refugees. “The dramatic aggravation of the state of affairs on the island of Lesvos has proven that these looking for safety have to be instantly evacuated from the Greek island,” the letter mentioned.

German cities are prepared to simply accept migrants

The mayors of ten German cities in a joint letter to Merkel and the nation’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) expressed their readiness to simply accept migrants and refugees.

“Thirteen thousand individuals who have been pressured to stay there misplaced their final refuge. In addition, as many concern, there are these contaminated with the SARS-CoV-2 virus,” the message mentioned, the authors of which requested Merkel and Seehofer to assist accommodate refugees and to make a “humanitarian contribution” to the destiny of those that “search safety in Europe.”

“We are prepared to simply accept individuals from Moria so as to mitigate the humanitarian disaster,” – wrote, specifically, the mayors of Hanover, Potsdam, Freiburg, Dusseldorf and Cologne.

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