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Governor of Moria Migrant Camp on Greece’s Lesvos Island Resigns, Citing Fatigue

The governor of the overcrowded Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesvos handed in his resignation on Wednesday, citing fatigue.

Yannis Balbakakis told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) that he is leaving his post with his head held high, explaining simply that “I’m leaving because I have to leave. I’m tired.”

Balbakakis has run the cramped Moria facility for almost three years. During his tenure there he helped create the so-called “safe zones” for the protection of unaccompanied minors, women traveling alone and single-parent families with children.


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