Migrant Camps: Greek Islands

Home Office written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 23 October (HL10488), what improvements have been made to living conditions in refugee camps in the Greek Aegean islands, in particular the Moria Camp, as a result of the provision of exports from the UK.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

The Greek Government is responsible for running the camps on the Aegean islands and for the humanitarian response. UK support in Greece is part of a wider EU effort in coordination with the EU Commission and other EU Member States.

UK expert staff are seconded to the EU Commission office in Athens to support its efforts in working with Greece to improve living and security conditions for migrants in the camps on the island hotspots.

On the running of the camps, UK experts advise on the implementation of camp operating procedures through working with the relevant Greek authorities to deliver a safe, secure, healthy and clean environment for the camp population. They also provide recommendations and reports on security and safety related issues including: evacuation plans, emergency exits and staff security.

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