Greek police finish clearing Idomeni refugee camp
The squalid Idomeni refugee camp in northern Greece which became a symbol of Europe’s migrant crisis has been fully evacuated, as another 30 died crossing the Mediterranean, writes www.france24.com.
In the space of three days, police transferred about 4,000 migrants by bus from Idomeni to newly created camps in the industrial outskirts of Greece’s second city Thessaloniki.
“We’re done. No more people remain, just tents with supplies belonging to aid groups,” a police source told AFP.
Idomeni camp had become a potent symbol of human suffering and chaos as Europe struggles with its worst migrant crisis since World War II.
The camp exploded in size after Balkan states began closing their borders in February to stem the human tide seeking new lives in northern Europe.