The Ad hoc Sub-Committee of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons visited Greece on 10-12 May 2021 with a fact-finding mission to look into the situation of refugees and migrants after the destruction by fire of the Moria camp.
The sub-committee had meetings with the representatives of the UNHCR, ICRC and the civil society, the Minister of Citizen protection, the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy and the Minister of Migration and Asylum. Parliamentarians had also an exchange of views with the members of the Standing Committee on Public Administration, Public order and Justice.
During the visit to Lesvos, in particular its Mavrovouni temporary reception and identification centre, the members of the sub-committee had discussions with refugees living in the centre, the Head of the Sub-office of the UNHCR and the local authorities.
The results of the mission will be reported to the committee at its next meeting on 25 May 2021.