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Photo Story: Migrants and refugees transferred to Greece mainland

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A migrant child wearing a protective face mask sits next to plastic sacks, during her arrival at the port of Piraeus near Athens, Greece, 04 May 2020.

Ferry boat Nisos Samos arrived at the port of Piraeus early Monday carrying 249 migrants and refugees from Mytilene. Another ferry is expected to arrive later today carrying migrants and refugees to be transferred to accommodation facilities on the mainland.

Authorities last month announced plans to move 2,380 asylum seekers deemed to belong to vulnerable groups from overcrowded camps on the Aegean islands to less cramped facilities on the mainland.

Migrants and refugees arrive from Mytilene at Port of Piraeus in Greece
An elderly migrant man waits at the dock during his arrival at the port of Piraeus near Athens, Greece, 04 May 2020. . EPA-EFE/KOSTAS TSIRONIS

 

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