The construction of new hosting areas aiming at decongesting Idomeni and Piraeus port was discussed at Friday’s meeting of the Refugees and Migration Policy Government’s Council chaired by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the Maximos mansion.
According to sources, top priority was given to the port of Piraeus in order to be again functional before the beginning of the Easter holidays. They also said that the process will be intensive and pressing without this meaning that they will make use of violence. The aim is for the people to trust the Greek state and be persuaded to move to other settlements.
The tension that prevailed in the last days among refugees and migrants was also discussed as well as the possibility of transferring refugees according to their nationality.
52,046 refugees and migrants in Greece on Friday
52,046 refugees and migrants were on the Greek territory on Friday while 339 new arrivals were recorded in the last 24 hours.
According to the Refugee Crisis Management Coordination Body’s figures, 28,813 of the refugees are in northern Greece, 11,318 of them are in Idomeni, 14,608 are in the region of Attica (5,377 are at Piraeus port), 5,720 on the northeastern Greek islands and 2,905 are hosted in different areas in Central Greece.
Source: ANA MPA
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