Chios mayor pleads for transfer of 300 migrants to the mainland ahead of cold spell

The mayor of Chios asked on Tuesday for the immediate relocation of at least 300 refugees and migrants who live outside the camp at Souda to mainland Greece, to protect them from the cold weather which is forecast to hit Greece in the coming hours.

In his letter to Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas, Manolis Vournous said many migrants and refugees have been sleeping rough on the beach, while noting he has sent similar letters to relevant agencies and authorities over the past two months.