France will finally welcome a total of 500 unaccompanied minors(migrants) who survived the Moria campfire, French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune announced on Wednesday evening. In the end, 500 minor migrants will be welcomed in France following the fire that devastated the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
“France has already made a specific commitment (for the reception) of 350 minors and we are going to make a commitment of 150 additional minors,” French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune said on Wednesday 23 September RTL Radio. In total, “France will host around 1,000 people, half of whom are minors, and families in difficulty,” he added.
Several European countries have called for welcoming the migrants who survived the fire in this overcrowded camp. Ten countries have agreed to take care of 400 unaccompanied minors from Greece.
Belgium has announced that it will welcome between 100 and 150 migrants from Moria. Germany, for its part, has promised to guarantee the resettlement on its soil of 1,553 migrants – mainly families with children recognized as refugees by the Greek authorities.