Choosy Migrants Turn Down Free Accommodations at Greek Monastery (video)



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A group of migrants on Thursday refused free accommodations in a monastery in western Greece which had been offered to them by the authorities in an effort to relieve the crowding at the migrant camps on the Greek islands.

Dozens of migrants arrived on buses provided for by the authorities at the ancient monastery of Poretsos in the scenic, mountainous Elis (Ilia) region, but after inspecting the place, they decided to leave.

Some of them said that the accommodation provided “was not good” and that conditions were far better in the infamous migrant camp of Moria on the island of Lesvos.

”It is very, very small” a woman said in front of the camera, adding that she wanted to go back to Moria.

Most of the migrants and asylum seekers who arrived at the monastery today were nationals of sub-Saharan African countries, including Somalia and Sudan, while others were from Iraq or other Asian nations. Only a handful were Syrian refugees.

Videos uploaded onto local websites showed the migrants “inspecting” the premises after getting off the buses and declaring that they were ”no good, no good.”

There is still no official confirmation of where the next destination of the migrants is to be, but reports on local websites suggest that the buses took them to other migrant facilities.