Police start evacuating migrant camps in northern Greece

Police start evacuating migrant camps in northern Greece

Greek Police officers on Monday started evacuating a scattering of makeshift camps for migrants around the area of Polykastro in northern Greece.

Around 300 officers were taking part in the operation to relocate a total of around 4,000 migrants from the makeshift camps into state-run facilities.

The first evacuation began at a camp that had been formed close to a gas station on the national highway close to Polykastro. Some 1,828 migrants had been living there.

The operation is to continue on Tuesday, focusing on another camp close to a different gas station close to the exit from the national highway for Evzonoi. Some 1,936 migrants are living there. 

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.