Greece: 570 migrants from overcrowded Lesbos camp arrive on mainland

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A group of 570 migrants from the so called ‘vulnerable category’ arrived in the Greek port of Piraeus on Monday after being transported from the overcrowded Moria camp on Lesbos to the mainland.

Footage shows migrants, most of whom are seeking asylum, arriving at the harbour in Piraeus, near Athens, where officials of the International Organisation for Migration were waiting for them. Large number of women and children carrying their belongings can be spotted disembarking from the ferry, minutes before heading to take buses that would bring them to a camp near the northern city of Thessaloniki.

The move comes at a time when authorities are trying to reduce overcrowding at the camp in Lesbos, which is currently hosting around 13,000 people instead of the 3,000 it was planned for; a situation which has led to scarcity and unrest within the camp.

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