A new wave of immigration has the humanitarian crisis on the Greek island of Lesvos more dire than at any time in recent history. According to local media, human traffickers bring illegal migrants to the island on a daily basis, leaving local authorities unable to provide suitable living conditions for the displaced.
While an Immigrant Welcome Center has opened in Moria, Lesvos, the number of migrants arriving daily on the island from Turkey far exceedes what authorities are capabling of handling. There is simply no room to accommodate them, Greek officials say.
Meanwhile, more and more residents of Lesvos are filing formal complaints against the Greek state; they claim that authorities have all but given up after realizing that they could not find a way to deal with the situation.
Immigrants and refugees from all around the world have continued to flood the island. Owing to the lack of migrant accommodation facilities, they are forced to live in the port of Mytilene, without water, sleeping under parked cars to protect themselves from the rain and the cold.