Greek authorities have transferred about 570 migrants from an overcrowded camp to the island of Lesbos, officials said. A regular ferry left Lesbos on Sunday night, transporting migrants living at Camp Moria, Kathimerini reports.
Authorities say it is part of a plan to reduce overcrowding at the camp, where about 13,000 people live in a space designed for 3,000.
Jan Ali Razaiem said he made the long journey from his home in Afghanistan to Greece for a better future for his two sons. Instead, he has been forced to settle for the squalor of Moria, a filthy overcrowded migrant camp on the island of Lesbos where fights over food are common, violence is rife and he is forced to share a small tent with 16 people.
The latest tragedy in Moria did not come out of the blue. \
It was well nigh unavoidable since everyone knew that a camp that was designed to house 3,000 people now has 13,000 people living there.
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Clearly the situation is out of control after the recent hike in refugee and migrant flows.
Hundreds of asylum seekers protested conditions at Greece's biggest migrant camp on Lesvos on Tuesday after a woman was killed in a fire there, marching towards the island's capital before being halted by police.
More than 12,000 people - mainly from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq - live in Moria camp, which has grown to become the island's second largest town in just three years.