UAE sets up refugee camp in Greece

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Emi­rates Red Cres­cent (ERC) is to es­tab­lish a camp for Syr­ian refugees in Greece.

The author­ity said the nec­es­sary ar­range­ments are un­der way to es­tab­lish the camp as quickly as pos­si­ble due to the plight of refugees. It will ac­com­mo­date 2,000 peo­ple in its first phase.

About 50,000 peo­ple are stranded in Greece since Euro­pean coun­tries, in­clud­ing Aus­tria and the Balkan states, closed their bor­ders to mi­grants ear­lier this year.

One refugee told Sky News: “Syr­ian fam­i­lies liv­ing in Greece were not pre­pared to deal with such con­di­tions. The liv­ing con­di­tions are in­hu­mane.”

ERC said it has stepped up ef­forts to help Syr­ian refugees in an at­tempt to keep up with the grow­ing num­bers flee­ing to neigh­bour­ing coun­tries.

The move aims to sup­port and as­sist Syr­ian refugees in ar­eas where they are cur­rently lo­cated. Or­ders to set up the camp were is­sued by UAE Pres­i­dent HH Sheikh Khal­ifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with the sup­port of HH Sheikh Mo­hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Com­man­der of the UAE Armed Forces.

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