Greece: Thousands of migrants left homeless after fire destroys Moria camp

Almost 13,000 migrants are homeless after fast-moving fires destroyed the largest migrant camp in Europe on the Greek island of Lesbos.

The Moria camp, which was designed to shelter no more than 3,000, caught fire on 8 September. Residents fled the camp with their belongings; some suffering from smoke exposure. 

Although it is not yet clear who set fire to the camp, Michalis Fratzeskos, deputy mayor for civil protection, confirmed that the blaze was premeditated. 

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Photo caption: Thousands of refugees and migrants are trying to enter Greece through the country’s eastern land border with Turkey. 30.02.2020 Edirne