Germany will take in about 1,500 migrants from Greece

According to government sources, Germany wants to take in about 1,500 migrants stranded on Greek islands following a series of fires that devastated the refugee camp of Moria, Reuters reported.

This in addition to the 100-150 children Germany has already agreed to take.

It is recalled just over 6% of the 12,500 refugees who are homeless after the fire at Moria last week, have been rehoused in a new temporary facility under construction, authorities announced on Monday.

The German government sources told Reuters that Germany would house migrants whose asylum applications have already been accepted and had been on Lesvos.

Last Tuesday night, a fire broke out at Moria Camp on the island of Lesvos at approximately 2 am after clashes began when some of the 35 refugees who tested positive for Covid-19 refused to move into isolation with their families.

Greece will build a permanent migrant reception centre on Lesvos to replace the overcrowded refugee camp destroyed, Prime Minister Kyriakos announced over the weekend.

Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said that support to Greece over the migration issue and the Moria hotspot must be organized at European level.