UN urges Greece to protect migrant youths after death at camp

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Sunday, August 25, 2019
UN urges Greece to protect migrant youths after death at camp

Αuthor: france24.com | 25 August 2019

The UN refugee agency on Sunday called on Greece's government to urgently transfer migrant youths to safe areas after a fatal brawl at the Moria migrant camp on the island of Lesbos.

"The Greek government must take urgent measures to ensure that these children are transferred to a safe place," UNHCR representative in Greece Philippe Leclerc said in a statement.

Leclerc said he was shocked to hear that a 15-year-old Afghan boy had fatally stabbed a compatriot and injured two others at the Moria camp.

The two injured boys were admitted to hospital, where one required life-saving surgery.

A fourth teenager, also from Afghanistan, was arrested by police in connection with the violence, the UNHCR said. Read more>>>