Greek government plans to remove 1,500 asylum seekers from Lesvos

Lesvos

Lesvos

Greece’s Ministry of Citizen Protection is planning to remove close to 1,500 asylum seekers from the already overcrowded migrant camps on the island of Lesvos.

According to the Ministry, workers at the Moria Reception and Identification Centre (MDC) are already gathering asylum seekers who will be moved according to lists compiled in Athens and will be transferred to the mainland in two chartered catamaran vessels.

Meanwhile, another 300 refugees and migrants reached the coast of Lesvos at the weekend, increasing the number of those living in Moria to about 11,000.