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Greece clears migrants' tent city in Athens park, but many are wary of resettlement move

  • A migrant with his child makes his way to board a fire brigade bus to be transferred from a park to an organized camp which has been set up by the Greek state a few miles from the centre of Athens, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. Greek authorities say they have started resettling migrants living in tents in a park in the capital Athens, but many are wary of such a move and have moved to directions unknown thus far. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

    A migrant with his child makes his way to board a fire brigade bus to be transferred from a park to an organized camp which has been set up by the Greek state a few miles from the centre of Athens, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. Greek authorities say they have started resettling migrants living in tents in a park in the capital Athens, but many are wary of such a move and have moved to directions unknown thus far. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Policemen stand guard as a fire brigade bus carrying migrants enters an organized camp which has been set up by the Greek state a few miles from the centre of Athens, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. Greek authorities say they have started resettling migrants living in tents in a park in the capital Athens, but many are wary of such a move and have moved to directions unknown thus far. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

    Policemen stand guard as a fire brigade bus carrying migrants enters an organized camp which has been set up by the Greek state a few miles from the centre of Athens, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. Greek authorities say they have started resettling migrants living in tents in a park in the capital Athens, but many are wary of such a move and have moved to directions unknown thus far. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)  (The Associated Press)

  • A migrant looks out from a fire brigade bus as she waits to be transferred from a park to an organized camp which has been set up by the Greek state a few miles from the centre of Athens, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. Greek authorities say they have started resettling migrants living in tents in a park in the capital Athens, but many are wary of such a move and have moved to directions unknown thus far. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

    A migrant looks out from a fire brigade bus as she waits to be transferred from a park to an organized camp which has been set up by the Greek state a few miles from the centre of Athens, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. Greek authorities say they have started resettling migrants living in tents in a park in the capital Athens, but many are wary of such a move and have moved to directions unknown thus far. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)  (The Associated Press)

Greek authorities say they have started resettling migrants living in tents in a park in the capital Athens, but many are wary and have moved out ahead of the operation.

Fire brigade buses have begun moving migrants, most of them from Afghanistan, to a settlement of 90 containers in the Athens district of Votanikos. Each container can house six to eight people and has air conditioning, running water and a toilet.

The government has said the place is not a detention center and that everyone is free to come and go. However, many migrants, wary of such promises, packed their belongings and left the park.

More than 130,000 migrants have reached Greece so far in 2015, straining the country's resources.