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Moria migrant camp an’insult’ to European values,” insists MEP Philippe Lamberts

Approximately 3,500 million migrants around the Greek island of Lesbos are now displaced after a succession of fires which destroyed the overcrowded Moria camp before throughout the week.

They are currently seeking shelter in makeshifts tents in the side of the street, while police are employing a ferry along with two navy boats as emergency centers.

Though a few of the most exposed were transferred out of the island, Greece has no strategy in place to shoot the huge bulk of the migrants off the road.

MEP and co-President of the Greens–European Free Alliance Philippe Lamberts advised Euronews on Friday that”there is an entire lack of openness” to tackle the problem on a European level, even though it could be”pretty much inside our skills”.

“Even though we needed to relocate refugees which are on the Greek island now”, he stated, “we’d essentially ask every town of 30,000 individuals to choose 1 refugee. Only one”.

“We didn’t need a fire conclude that Moria and other camps from the island are an insult to human rights generally and also to Europan values specifically”, he added.

The situation on the island remains crucial for its migrants. All of them would like to leave but there does not seem to be a safe destination for these or a definite strategy from the Greek authorities.