'We are suffocating': Migrants in Lesbos camp appeal for help

On a windswept hill overlooking the Aegean Sea, thousands of asylum seekers huddling in tents on the island of Lesbos are glad to see the end of winter. “The nights are very, very cold, and it’s very difficult with a five-month baby,” Abdelkhader Ali, a 25-year-old Syrian, tells AFP inside the camp of Mavrovouni. Designed to be temporary after a fire destroyed the island’s previous permanent facility of Moria, Mavrovouni has been home to over 6,000 people since September. On a rare media tour organised during a visit to the island on Monday by EU home affairs commissioner Ylva Johansson, asylu…

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