Germany to take in 1,500 refugees from Greek islands

A family carrying their belongings walk toward a new temporary camp set up to shelter refugees from the burnt Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos on September 13. Berlin says it will take in 1,500 from Greece, plus another 150 minors from Moria. – AFP pic, September 15, 2020.

GERMANY plans to take in 1,500 migrants currently taking shelter on Greek islands, government sources told AFP, in addition to around 150 unaccompanied minors from the burnt-out Moria camp.

Under a plan agreed by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, Berlin will take in migrants who have already secured refugee status, giving priority to families with children, the sources said.

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