Four new hospitality centers for refugees created in Thessaloniki

Four new hospitality centers for refugees created in Thessaloniki

Athens, May 11, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Four more refugee hosting areas are to be created in the region of Thessaloniki. As stated to AMNA the representative of the Coordinating Body for Refugee, Giorgos Kyritsis, “we proceed to hire four more industrial-commercial spaces in Thessaloniki wider area for hosting refugees”.

He, however, stated that none of the above sites are located in the Municipality of Delta, who, he said, has shouldered a heavy burden of refugees.

Meanwhile, referring to the four areas in Thessaloniki, which came up during the the process of finding industrial and commercial facilities for hosting refugees, he commented that the place in Oreokastro is operational, while one more is being prepared in Kalohori and preparations will soon be completed for the last two, which are in the same vicinity.

At the same time, according to Mr Kyritsis, the transfer of refugees to Vagiochori is expected very soon. Moreover, as stated to AMNA the mayor of Volvi, Diamandis Liamas, according to the relevant information he had from the army, all preparations have been completed.

It should be noted that in the wider region of Thessaloniki function refugee reception centers in Diavata, at the port of the city, Oreokastro and Lagkadikia.

As regards the process of decongesting Idomeni, the representative of the Coordinating Body for Refugee believes that in the last 15 days of at least two thousand people were transferred from Idomeni to accommodation centers.