Greece begins transferring refugees and migrants to new camp after last week’s fire at Moria camp on Lesbos

LESBOS, Greece — After a fire ravaged through Moria Refugee Camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece last Wednesday, more than 12,000 refugees, mostly from Syria, Afghanistan, and Africa, are now without shelter, said Greek officials said. On Monday, authorities moved hundreds of refugees to a new camp.

Government Spokesperson and Deputy Minister of the Greek Prime Minister Stelios Petsas said that authorities began testing refugees and migrants before transferring them to the new camp on the same island. A police spokesperson said some of the refugees and migrants had refused to move to the new camp.

Petsas added that their transfer would be completed in three or four days.

It has been reported that Greek authorities have moved some of the camp’s population to the Greek mainland in preparation to transfer them to other European countries.