Portugal: Government willing to take up to 100 refugees from Moria camp

Portugal’s foreign minister, Augusto Santos Silva, has confirmed that Portugal has expressed its willingness to welcome up to 100 migrants from the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Augusto Santos Silva pointed out that the work of the Europeans together is necessary so that the conditions to receive refugees and asylum seekers can improve.

The infrastructure of Moria’s refugee camp was destroyed following a huge fire.

Germany confirmed on Tuesday that it will receive 1,553 refugees from Greece, after an agreement signed between the country’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the German minister of the interior, Horst Seehofer.

Last week Seehofer himself announced that Germany and France have agreed to receive a group of 400 minors from Moria, with Germany receiving between 100 and 150.

This agreement consists of transferring the rest to eight other European countries – Finland, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Croatia, Portugal and Belgium, plus extra-EU Switzerland – which have also accepted them.