September 18, 2021 – 22:05
Greece has recently inaugurated a new refugee camp, which can accommodate up to 3,000 people, to cope with the influx of Afghans fleeing their country as a result of the Taliban.
The EU-funded camp, which opened on the island of Samos, is the first of five similar facilities to be opened on other Greek islands in the coming months.
Private security forces will patrol the perimeter of the reception center which will be protected by steel fences and barbed wire.
Thousands of refugees will be accommodated in 6-bed rooms and will have the opportunity to use the facilities in the camp.
The first 450 asylum seekers currently residing in another camp will be housed in the new facility on Monday, after Greek ministers assessed their new camp as modern and safe. / A2