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Germany to receive ‘appropriate share’ of children from refugee camps in Greece

March 11, 2020 at 1:28 pm

A young girl holds the fence in kara Tepe camp in Lesvos, Greece [Anna Pantelia/Save the Children]

Germany is prepared to receive “an appropriate share” of children from the overcrowded refugee camp in Greece, DW reported yesterday.

The children, a German official was reported saying, would be chosen from among those most in need.

According to DW, the announcement came after a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and members of her coalition to discuss the humanitarian crisis on Greece’s borders and in its migrant camps.

Migrants and refugees have been trying to cross into Greece after Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country would not stop refugees seeking to enter Europe.

Since then, European officials have not agreed how to deal with the situation on the Greek border where thousands of refugees have gathered.

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