Citizens' Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis on Saturday inspected the Moria reception and identification center (RIC) on the island of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean. He was briefed by director Yiannis Balbakakis about conditions at the hotspot, which currently hosts more than 6,000 asylum-seekers. About 40, mostly Afghans, were screened during his visit.
International Rescue Committee Voice Lena Headey is seen at the Moria camp on Lesvos on Tuesday. The "Game of Thrones" star urged EU leaders to find a solution to the crisis which has left thousands in limbo. "The situation seems to have reached a new peak of desperation," said Headey who last visited the island two years ago.
A workers' centre on the island of Lesvos said on Thursday it will hold a protest rally on February 7 at the port of Mytilene to request the closing of the overcrowded migrant reception centre in Moria, the transfer of refugees to the mainland and the improvement of living conditions in all centres.
The rally is planned at 6:30 p.m. on Sapfous square.
The administration office at the Moria reception and identification centre on the island of Lesvos was evacuated on Friday after staff received a letter deemed suspicious, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.
The letter, sent through a private courier company, appeared to have originated from Oman.
Greek authorities are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man from Cameroon who was taken to a hospital from a sprawling refugee camp on the island of Lesvos.
Migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas said the cause of the man's death hasn't been established yet. He died after being transported from the Moria camp before dawn Tuesday.