Kara Tepe Refugee Camp

Two Turks suspected on trafficking held on Lesvos

Two Turkish nationals, 33 and 35, that were arrested on November 17 on the island of Lesvos say they are members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

They were nabbed on charges of facilitating the illegal entry into Greece via Lesvos of two compatriots. They face felony charges and have been placed in pre-trial detention.

Protesting asylum seekers in Lesvos ask to be moved amid infection fears

Asylum seekers residing at the reception and identification center in Moria, Lesvos, staged a protest on Wednesday asking Greek athorities to be moved off the island, as they fear they risk being infected with the coronavirus by staying in the overcrowded camp.

The protestors stood outside the camp holding banners that read "Freedom for all. We are exposed to Covid-19."

Young refugees leaving Lesvos for the mainland and Germany

Twenty unaccompanied refugee minors were scheduled to leave the overcrowded camp of Moria on Lesvos island on Tuesday for mainland Greece, from where they will depart for Germany and relocation there on April 18.
In addition, another 20 asylum applicants are also leaving for Piraeus through a program of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, to be housed in facilities on the mainland.

Lesvos migrant facility targeted by arsonists

Unknown assailants on Sunday set fire on a migrant camp at a makeshift reception area for asylum-seekers at Skala Sykamias on the northern coast of Lesvos island in the eastern Aegean.
The Stage 2 transit camp had been set up by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to temporarily host asylum seekers landing on the island, before their transfer to the Moria hotspot.