Greece: Migrants camp on roadsides as Germany plans to take in 1,500 from Lesbos

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Migrants and refugees have been camping on roadsides amid news Germany was planning to take in an additional 1,500 people who are currently on the Greek island of Lesbos on Wednesday.

Footage also shows smoke rising from a hill near burned-down Moria camp as another fire was feared.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced the plans to accept the migrants on Tuesday, September 15 but had to wait for final agreement within the governing coalition amid disagreements over how many people to welcome.

Thousands of migrants have been forced to evacuate following the fires that broke out at the Moria refugee camp on Wednesday, September 9, burning large parts of it to the ground.

The Moria migrant camp was the largest in Europe, exceeding almost four times its maximum capacity of 3,100 people, hosting around 13,000 migrants living in poor sanitary conditions.

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