Lesbos, Chios, and Samos Are Full Up

The following account from Bulgarian TV describes the current situation at the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The original interviews were in Greek, but were presented with a Bulgarian voice-over, which is what has been translated.

Many thanks to Tanya T for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

00:00   A group of refugees blocked the Athens-Lamia highway at about 44 km from the Greek capital.
00:06   They were protesting against the poor conditions in the reception center where they were settled.
00:10   Traffic was blocked. The authorities on Lesbos, Chios and Samos
00:14   once again called on the Athens government
00:17   to relocate the migrants from the three Greek islands.
00:20   The accommodation centers there are overcrowded, and the refugee influx doesn’t stop.
00:24   After Italy, the island of Lesbos is one of the main entrance points
00:27   into Europe for African migrants.
00:30   The Moria camp, which has already exceeded its capacity, is situated there.
00:35   [Marios Andriotis, spokesperson] You get the picture — Moria has a capacity of 2,000.
00:39   At present they are almost 5,000. It’s impossible to accommodate everybody,
00:42   So they are using tents as well.
00:45   The lack of space and resources also leads to other problems,
00:48   that are being talked about on the island. [Univ. student Christina, restaurant worker on Lesbos]
00:51   Refugees fight in the streets. Locals barely go out; they are afraid
00:54   to let the children play by the sea.
00:57   Like Lesbos, two other islands – Chios and Samos, also called on Athens to relocate refugees.
01:03   The Greek government has made a commitment to reduce their numbers to 10,000 by September 2018.
01:08   At the moment, however, there are over 16,000 migrants on the islands.

2 thoughts on “Lesbos, Chios, and Samos Are Full Up

  1. So Moria is swarming with orcs???

    It never ceases to amaze me how blinded the majority of europeans are; it should be obvious to all by now that leaving the granary unguarded only draws the rats…

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