Over the previous few days the United Nations‘ refugee company, the UNHCR, has despatched radiators to the camps across the nation the place tens of 1000’s of asylum seekers have been scuffling with the chilly and hail.
Along with northern Greece the place sub-zero temperatures are frequent at the moment of yr, snow blanketed Athens‘ northern and japanese suburbs Monday, with site visitors on the primary motorway to northern hub Thessaloniki minimize off for a number of hours.
Greece’s civil safety company warned of “continuing dangerous weather conditions” as robust winds battered the coast, forcing a halt to ferry providers connecting Athens with Greece’s Aegean islands.
Some villages on the island of Evia close to Athens had been going through energy cuts in addition to blocked roads.
Greece’s climate company mentioned the “low temperatures, ice and snowfall” would proceed on Tuesday, with the civil safety company recommending that folks keep away from travel.
On the island of Lesbos, the place greater than 6,000 asylum seekers are at the moment residing, “no one is in danger in the camp,” insisted asylum service secretary Manos Logothetis.
“We are working every day to improve the conditions in the camps on the islands,” he advised native media.
Lesbos’ squalid Moria migrant camp was ravaged by two fires in September.
It has since been changed by a swiftly-erected non permanent encampment in an space liable to flooding and powerful winds.
Aid teams have denounced the poor circumstances and the shortage of infrastructure on the location, whereas media retailers have complained that they’re banned from coming into.