Lead 2-Belarus evacuates migrant camps at the Polish border
Europe-migrants / Belarus (Lead 2, Photo, TV): Lead 2-Belarus evacuates migrant camps at the Polish border (updated all of the Long) by Kacper Pempel and Charlotte Bruneau Bruzgi, Belarus, 18 November (Reuters) - Belarus has evacuated Thursday the main migrant camps at his border with Poland, which could constitute a major step towards a way out of this crisis Also involving Russia and the whole of the European Union.
closed at night, they are equipped with fingerprint readers but also allow access to running water © John Liakos / Intime / Athena Pictures / Shutterstock / SIPA The old camp on the island of Lesbos was a real slum. Immigration - closed at night, they are equipped with fingerprint readers but also allow access to running water
The Greece has opened Saturday two new camps closed for asylum seekers in the islands of Leros And Kos, a model criticized by human rights defenders for the strict controls that are imposed there. "A new era begins," said Migration Minister Notis Mitrachi by announcing the opening of these two new camps. Greece has planned to open two other new secure camps on the Lesbos and Chios Islands.
Migrant crisis: Poland claims that Belarus has changed tactics
© Valery Ax Polish Minister of Defense believes that the Belarusian border problem may last several months. AFP / Belta / Maxim Guchek New accusations at the heart of the migratory crisis in the east of Europe. According to Polish Minister of Defense, Belarus has changed tactics in the crisis with his Polish neighbor by now leading groups of smaller migrants to multiple points along the Eastern border of the European Union.
The new Secure Camps , surrounded by barbed wire, provided with monitoring cameras and magnetic portals where asylum seekers must have electronic badges and fingerprints to enter, are closed at night. They also have amenities such as running water, the toilets and better safety conditions that were absent in old camps. Asylum seekers can go out in the day but must imperatively go home. one million asylum seekers in 2015
These new facilities that Greece committed to put in place thanks to the Funds of the European Union
up to 276 million euros, are called upon to replace the old Sordid camps where thousands of migrants were piled up in unhealthy conditions. "We release our islands of the migrants' problem and its consequences," said the minister. "The images of the years 2015-2019 now belong to the past". The first secure camp of this type was opened in September on the island of Samos, after the dismantling of the old camp, a real slum, which had housed nearly 7,000 asylum seekers at the strongest of the crisis migration between 2015 and 2016. Greece had been the main gateway by which more than one million asylum seekers, mainly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans, arrived in Europe in 2015. The situation in
Migration crisis: Poland and Belarus violate human rights at their borders, according to the human rights NGO Human Rights Watch, Polish border guards have "repulsed, sometimes violently" migrants, who Face Belarusian side with inhuman treatments and tor
© Sergei Bobylev / TASS / SIPA USA / SIPA Poland refuses to open its border and plans to build a wall.
did Fear the arrival of a new wave of migrants.
NGOs, however, were concerned about the isolation of those who are hosted there, believing that their freedom of movement should not be subject to such severe restrictions. According to UN estimates, some 96,000 refugees and asylum seekers are in Greek territory.
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Two Cameroonians blocked in the nicosia buffer zone will go with the pope in Italy .
© AFP d them Cameroonians blocked for months in the buffer zone separating the two parts of the divided island of Cyprus are part of the group of 50 Migrants that will be transferred to the Italy after a two-day visit of Pope Francis to Nicosia, announced on Friday the local authorities.