Refugee camp in Lesvos: Laschet breaks Moria-visit for security reasons

North Rhine-Westphalia's Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) has canceled a visit to the crowded refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos for safety.

Refugee camp in Lesvos: Laschet breaks Moria-visit for security reasons

North Rhine-Westphalia's Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) has canceled a visit to the crowded refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos for safety. Laschet had planned on the Tuesday after the visit to the Container area, a Visit to the so-called wild part of the outside of the camp. On the advice of the local security chiefs of the visit, the part was canceled in the short term. Previously, had gathered groups of refugees from Afghanistan and Africa, and chants of "Free Moria" caused.

A strong contingent of security forces Laschet shielded. The 2015 on a former military facility built reception centre with more than 14,000 refugees, the largest refugee camp in Europe, and very crowded. Then Laschet went to the Camp of Kara Tepe. In the "model camp," the Camp is about 1300 people. This visit went without incident.

Athens has brought since the beginning of the year, more than 14,000 migrants from Lesbos to the mainland to relieve the pressure on the stock. Auxiliary organizations see the Problem of the Overcrowding of the camp in Moria, but not yet solved. Actually, the Camp is only designed for about 3000 people.

Laschet want to apply in December at the CDU Federal Chairman and also as a possible candidate for Chancellor. The CDU politician had been received on Monday by the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. It was used Laschet, on behalf of the Federal government for a European solution to the refugee crisis in Greece.

Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 05:20

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