Mitsotakis pledges to move fast with creation of permanent migrant centre in Lesvos

The Greek government will move swiftly with a tender for the construction of a new up-to-standard center for the reception and identification of migrants on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday.

NGO sued over Lesvos post

The Regional Authority of the Northern Aegean said on Monday that it was taking legal action against a nongovernment organization called Moria Corona Awareness Team after it referred to "the Greek side of the island" of Lesvos in a post on its Facebook page last Thursday, thereby implying that there is a non-Greek side of the island. 

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.

Migrants sew masks at Moria camp

Migrants from the Moria camp on Lesvos are seen on Wednesday sewing handmade protective face masks at the premises of the nongovernment organization Team Humanity after the Greek government imposed a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). [Elias Marcou/Reuters]