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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-03-07

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Alt. Migration Min Mouzalas says must be prepared for more refugees
  • [02] Two ferries with more than 700 refugees arrive at Pireaus on Monday

  • [01] Alt. Migration Min Mouzalas says must be prepared for more refugees

    Alternate Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas referred to the condition of thousands of refugees that are stranded in Greece, in his address on Sunday to SYRIZA Central Committee.

    Mouzalas said that a huge effort has been done in the last period during which 850,000 refugees and migrants passed from the country and reiterated that we must be prepared for a large number of refugees adding that for the time being the effort focuses on where these people will be temporarily hosted.

    He also said that the refugees must understand that this way is closed.

    Referring to Europe he said that "we had a bad time but not because it is our fault" and said that Greece needs economic support. He clarified that Greece's will is the money to be channeled to the national planning because "those who come to work here will use the country's infrastructures".

    [02] Two ferries with more than 700 refugees arrive at Pireaus on Monday

    "Ariadni" ferry with 571 migrants and refugees docked at Piraeus port on Monday morning. "Blue Star 2" is expected to arrive to the port later in the day carrying 157 refugees and migrants from Dodecanese islands.

    Sunday night, "Nisos Mytilene" ferry also docked at the port of Pireaus carrying 229 refugees and migrants from Chios, Mytilene and Samos.

    The port authorities have offered four passenger stations and the warehouse for the hosting of the more than 3.000 refugees who had arrived last week.

    A prefabricated house has already been set from the Regional Unios of Pireaus to operate since Monday morning as centre for the coordination of the urgent needs of hosting the increasing number of refugees.


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