Lesbos camp fills up as UN warns on asylum seekers' future

The UN refugee agency on Friday warned Greece that a new camp on Lesbos island hastily built to house thousands of asylum seekers left homeless by a fire last week can only be temporary.”This new site is currently functioning as an emergency shelter facility,” UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo said in Geneva.”UNHCR supports its use as temporary solution but cautions that what may be deemed adequate in terms of shelter and services during emergency situations is not appropriate for the longer-term.”Hundreds of asylum seekers including elderly people and small children were queueing on Friday to …

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