WORLD EU chief says ready to support Greece after camp fire

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EU chief says ready to support Greece after camp fire

AFP

19:45, September 09, 2020

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EU chief Ursula von der Leyen dispatched a senior officials to Greece on Wednesday and promised Brussels will offer support to refugees after a fire swept through a migrant camp.

"I am deeply sorrowed by last night's events at the Moria refugees camp in Greece," the president of the European Commission tweeted, adding that she had sent vice-president Margaritis Schinas on a urgent trip back to his homeland. 

"We stand ready to support, with member states. Our priority is the safety of those left without shelter."

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