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.