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Greece: Over 1,000 Children Evacuated from Camp

Greece is a land filled with history and surrounded by the beauty of the Aegean Sea to the east, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Sea of Crete and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Boasting the longest coastline in the Mediterranean Basin, Greece is adorned with thousands of enchanting islands.

With a population of approximately 10.5 million people, and its capital city as Athens, this city is a treasure den of archaeological sites, vibrant markets, and world-class museums.

According to BBC, over 1,000 children were evacuated from a summer camp in Greece on Monday after wildfires broke out in the area. The fires, which are thought to have been caused by arson, have burned through thousands of acres of forest and forced the evacuation of several villages.

The children were evacuated from the summer camp in Loutraki, west of Athens, as flames approached the facility. They were taken to a nearby stadium, where they were given food and water. The camp’s director, Giorgos Kyriakopoulos, said that the children were “very scared” but that they were “being well taken care of.”

The wildfires are the latest in a series of fires that have hit Greece in recent years. In 2021, wildfires killed over 100 people and destroyed thousands of homes. The government has been criticized for its response to the fires, and there have been calls for reforms to the country’s firefighting infrastructure.

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