Greece to migrants: move to camps voluntarily or be forced

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 12:52 PM

The warning issued Thursday came as nearly a third of the 52.000 migrants stranded in Greece by European border closures are refusing to move to organized shelters and stay camped out at the harbour of Piraeus and at the northern border with Macedonia.

Greece to migrants: move to camps voluntarily or be forced

Authorities in Greece declare thousands migrants and refugees camped out at the country'south largest harbour close Athens have been given two weeks to move to army-built camps or be expelled by force.

The warning issued Thursday came as nearly a third of the 52.000 migrants stranded in Greece by European border closures are refusing to move to organized shelters and stay camped out at the harbour of Piraeus and at the northern border with Macedonia.

At Piraeus, government executive and translators spent hours trying to persuade migrants to move voluntarily to a new camp in northern Greece, showing them aerial photographs of the site and explaining what facilities are available.

More than 4.000 migrants stay at Piraeus — an necessary site for Greece'south vital tourism industry.

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