The Kara Tepe camp was only recently established. It houses people who have become homeless as a result of the fire in the Moria camp. Now it is largely under water.
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On the Greek island of Lesbos, about 80 of the 1,100 tents in a makeshift refugee camp were inundated with mud and water during heavy rainfall. About the water in parts of the Kara Tepe camp is reported in the Greek media. Helpers have a duty to repair the damage. The tent residents would be housed in buildings belonging to the community. The camp is built after the original camp Moria was almost completely destroyed by a major fire a month ago.
A spokesman for the European Commission recalled that Kara Tepe was a temporary facility and conditions could not be nearly perfect. A working group of the European Commission and the Greek authorities are working on better housing. Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the Commission, and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis agree that more urgent action is needed.
The UN Refugee Agency warned that conditions would get worse in the winter. Significant shortcomings remained in many areas. Helpers distributed extra tarpaulins for the affected tents and gutters of gravel. According to UN figures, about 7,800 people live in Kara Tepe.