Germany plans to take in around 1,500 migrants from Greek Islands

Refugees and migrants from the destroyed Moria camp hold placards as they protest after the news about the creation of a new temporary camp, on the island of Lesbos, Greece September 12, 2020. (Reuters)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer are planning to take in around 1,500 refugees from the Greek islands, German news agency dpa reported on Tuesday.

Dpa cited politicians focused on domestic policy as saying tha these would be families with children.

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More than 12,000 people, mostly refugees from Afghanistan, Africa and Syria, were left without shelter, proper sanitation or access to food and water after a fire tore through the overcrowded Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last Wednesday.

Last Update: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 KSA 11:02 - GMT 08:02