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Two teens hurt amid tensions at Moria migrant camp

Two Afghan teenagers were in the hospital on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesvos on Wednesday following scuffles in the island's severely overcrowded refugee reception center of Moria.

A 15-year-old was in critical condition while the injuries of his 16-year-old compatriot were said to be less serious. It appears that the two incidents were not related.

Teen in critical condition after being stabbed inside Lesvos migrant center

A teenager from Afghanistan was in serious condition on Monday after being stabbed inside the migrant identification center of Moria in Lesvos.

According to initial information, the 17-year-old was stabbed in the chest and abdomen by a 20-year-old fellow Afghani. The victim is being treated in the hospital of Mytilene, while the suspect was arrested.

Asylum seekers block Lesvos road, demand heating and electricity

Some 200 Afghani asylum seekers blocked the main road leading from the entrance of the Moria camp to the community of Larsos on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos shortly after noon on Tuesday.

Protestors said they mobilized to demand  better living conditions at the camp, namely electricity and heating.

Hundreds of vulnerable migrants transferred from Lesvos to migrant camp in Attica

Some 668 asylum seekers belonging to vulnerable groups have been transferred over the last few days from the overcrowded Moria reception center on the northern Aegean island of Lesvos to the Ritsona camp in Attica on the Greek mainland, according to authorities.

More specifically, 456 people were ferried to the port of Piraeus on Friday followed by another 212 on Saturday.

Greek PM presents incentives for more solidarity with islands in migration crisis

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the country's 13 regional governors in Athens on Monday to present them with a plan that will link local government's funding to their support for the transfer of thousands of migrants and refugees from the islands to the mainland.

Moria migrant camp on Lesvos breaks new record with nearly 14,000 residents

The notoriously overcrowded migrant and refugee processing center on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos broke a new record on Tuesday, when its population reached more than 13,800 people.

This is more than the camp, which was designed to accommodate just 3,000 people, has ever held.

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