Observatory News Bulletin: Controversies between Lesvos Municipality and Ministry of Migration Policy about the arrival of new Containers for Moria RIC

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Observatory News Bulletin: Controversies between Lesvos Municipality and Ministry of Migration Policy about the arrival of new Containers for Moria RIC

Lesvos authorities block ship with container homes for refugees | Kathimerini | 11 Dec. 2017

Authorities on the Greek island of Lesvos say they have blocked a ship carrying container homes for refugees and other migrants in protest at the refusal of the government and the European Union to move more people to Greece's mainland.

Lesbos lifts blockade on shipping containers to house refugees in overcrowded tent shanty town | The Telegraph | 12 Dec. 2017

The Greek island of Lesbos reluctantly lifted a blockade of 50 shipping containers on Tuesday in a move likely to lead to the expansion of its notorious refugee camp. It came as the EU is to consider scrapping its ambitious refugee resettlement programme, in a move that would pile even more pressure on Greece, where more than 60,000 refugees have been stuck in limbo since the peak of the migration crisis of 2015. The metal containers that were sent to Lesbos will be used to house refugees and migrants who have been sleeping in flimsy tents in the chronically overcrowded camp at Moria.