Greece sets the “floating fence” in the sea near the island of Lesbos to protect against illegal migrants.
About it reports AFP.
“Floating fence” with a length of about 3 km and height more than one meter will be installed at the North-East of the island to complicate the arrival of illegal migrants from the territory of Turkey.
As reported in the Ministry of defence, now the project is at the final stage. The construction of the barrier and its contents for 4 years will cost about 500,000 euros.
In human rights organisations, particularly Amnesty International, have criticized the idea as such, which would complicate the work of organizations that are engaged in the rescue of migrants at sea.
Lesbos in 2015 is one of the main “gates” through which migrants and asylum seekers trying to enter the EU.
After the start of the pandemic coronavirus, the number of migrants arriving on Greek Islands from Turkey declined sharply. Starting in April, Lesvos profit only 350 people.
Only 5 camps for asylum seekers on the Greek Islands in the Aegean sea there are more than 33 thousand people, despite the fact that they are designed for 5,400 people. About 70 thousand asylum seekers in camps on the mainland.
As previously reported, according to the European support office asylum (EASO), the number of applications for asylum in the EU in the spring of 2020 fell to a 10-year low – as a result of the pandemic coronavirus and closure.