MSF forced to close COVID-19 centre on Lesbos | msf.org

A COVID-19 isolation centre set up on the island of Lesbos, Greece, by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been forced to close, after local authorities imposed fines with potential criminal charges, related to urban planning regulations. MSF strongly condemns the authorities’ failure to identify a solution to keep the isolation centre open when there is still a risk of coronavirus COVID-19 spreading through nearby Moria reception centre. There, more than 15,000 refugees are living in overcrowded and unhygienic conditions.      read more
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Migrant, 19, killed during violent brawl in Moria | ekathimerini.com

Authorities say a 19-year-old man from Ivory Coast has died during violent clashes between different ethnic groups at the notorious Moria hotspot on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos. Two more African migrants are hospitalized with stab wounds to the stomach and the thigh respectively, while a third one is being treated for a head injury after being attacked with a wooden plank.      read more
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Hundreds of people transferred to Athens from Lesvos with nowhere to go | AYS Daily Digest

A researcher on migration and illegal pushbacks offered this insight into the reaction towards the people who were transfered from Lesvos, only to arrive in Athens without anywhere to go:  “Yesterday, #Refugeesgr were transfered from Lesvos to Athens — part of the policy to decongest Moria. The Greek government made no provision for their housing in Athens. #Refugeesgr ended up in Victoria Square. They asked to meet the Mayor of Athens, K. Bakoyannis (nephew to the PM, incidentally). The police were called to evacuate the square. According to the migration ministry some #Refugeesgr were moved to mainland camps.      read more
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Thirty-six migrants rescued from boat off Lesvos | ekathimerini.com

The Greek Coast Guard rescued 36 migrants from a dinghy off the northwest coast of the island of Lesvos on Sunday. The migrants - 16 men, 10 women (among them 2 pregnant) and 10 minors - from Iran and Afghanistan were transported to the port of Petra for a medical check, before being taken to the Megala Therma camp, northern Lesvos, where they will be quarantined.      read more
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