A total of 32 Egyptians in a vessel bound for Gavdos, from which they sent an emergency SOS early Monday, were transferred to a childrens’ summer camp at Kalathas, Crete.
A ship located them on Tripiti beach, collected them and transferred them to the port of Sfakia from where the police transferred them by coach to the camp premises.
It is the fifth incident involving migrants who disembark on the shores of western Crete, said the vice mayor responsible for social policy Eleni Zervoudakis to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency. “In the last month and a half, a corridor from Egypt to the Greek island of Gavdos has been created. These people are in a very difficult position and are experiencing all the pieces of the puzzle of a humanitarian crisis and we, as municipality of Chania, are standing by them and are trying to help them as much as possible.
Every week we host between 23 and 32 refugees and migrants at the childrens’ camp at Kalathas in Akrotiri, who remain in the camp for approximately one week”