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Greece: Lead Poisoning Concerns in New Migrant Camp

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Click to expand Image A girl from Syria living in Mavrovouni camp watches the Greek military search for unexploded munitions after she and thousands of other migrants had already moved to the site.  © 2020 Private  (Athens) Thousands of asylum seekers, aid workers, United Nations, and Greek and European Union employees may be at risk of lead poisoning in a new migrant camp that Greek authorities have built on a repurposed military firing range on the island of Lesbos, Human Rights Watch said today. Firing ranges are commonly contaminated with lead from munitions, nevertheless the authorities…

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