An operation to evacuate refugees and immigrants from Hellinikon former airport was conducted on Friday morning. Police forces closed off the camp area and access to passers-by is prohibited.

According to police information, the families currently living in the camp consist in around 500 people, who will be transferred to new hosting facilities in Thebes, while around 150 individuals will be distributed to several facilities in Thebes, Derveni and Oinofyta. Police officers, interpreters and representatives from the International Organization for Migration will be ready to proceed to negotiations should any people react against their transfer.