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Samos, Chios and Leros up in arms over pre-departure centers capacity |

Local authorities on the islands of Samos, Chios and Leros are up in arms less than 24 hours after the government announced the opening of five pre-departure centers on the five Aegean islands with capacities mostly exceeding the number of refugees and migrants currently been hosted there. Local authorities speak of additional congestion rather of de-congestion.

The mayor of East Samos and almost the whole of the city council announced on Wednesday  night that they will resign should the plan to open a pre-departure center that will host 7,000 (5,000 +40%) refugees and migrants be implemented.


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