UN refugee agency empties refugee camp in Vayiohori

The UN’s refugee agency evacuated dozens of refugees and migrants from the makeshift camp in Vayiohori, central Macedonia, and transferred them to hotels in the municipality of Thessaloniki, the agency said.

“The last 16 people were transferred by the UN refugee agency to hotels in the municipality of Thessaloniki,” an agency spokeswoman, Stella Nanou, told Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA), adding that another 28 people were transferred by bus on Wednesday and the center is now empty.

The people who lived in Vayiohori were from Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Morocco and Algeria. Asked about how the camp will be used now, Nanou said it will be decided by the competent authorities.