A talk between Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the Head of the Greek government concerning fires on the island of Lesbos and provision of modular homes by Poland

At the beginning of September, a series of fires completely destroyed a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Poland is not indifferent to this difficult situation: during a phone call with Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Head of the Greek government, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki assured him of Poland’s support and solidarity. In the next few days, a Polish delivery of 156 modular homes will reach Greece, helping to rebuild the destroyed infrastructure.

Modular homes – a practical help from Poland

Poland actively works for the benefit of social development within the international community. It supports societies suffering due to military conflicts and is involved in fighting poverty.

Our country is engaging in actions aimed at supporting Greece under these exceptional circumstances. On the basis of earlier findings and reported needs, Poland will provide 156 housing modules to support Greek migrant camps. These modules will be transported to Greece within the next few days.

The topic of Greece raised during the meeting of the Visegrád Group

The migrant crisis in Europe is a real problem affecting all member states of the European Union. For this reason, the difficult situation caused by the fire was also one of the topics discussed during the meeting of Prime Ministers of the Visegrád Group countries in Lublin.

V4 leaders expressed their solidarity with Greece. As a token of their support, they offered technical assistance in preparing the infrastructure necessary to provide accommodation for the migrants evacuated from the camp.

The fire on the island of Lesbos

The Moria migrant camp on Lesbos was completely destroyed in a series of fires between 8 and 9 September. When the fire started, there were over 12 thousand people in the camp, the majority of whom are now left without shelter.

The Greek authorities have prepared tents which can accommodate 5 thousand people. At the same time, the Greek Prime Minister has presented a plan for the construction of a new migrant camp for 5 thousand people. Particular care was extended to unaccompanied minor migrants, who were transported to the mainland.





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