Nine Greek hotels stopped hosting asylum seekers during the last two weeks

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Nine Greek hotels stopped hosting asylum seekers during the last two weeksThe hotels participating in the Filoxenia programme were reduced by 40 pct in the last three months

Nine asylum-seeker accommodation centres set up in hotels have shut down in the northern Greek cities of Grevena, Florina, Thessaloniki and Kozani in the last two weeks and the 301 persons hosted were sent to other facilities, ANA reports.

Specifically, from mid-July until Monday, 27 hotels in northern Greece and the Peloponnese stopped operating as asylum-seeker facilities, while the ministry plans to shut down hosting programmes in the 40 remaining hotels by the end of the year.

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