Apparently there is a fire in the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos

A fire is said to have broken out in the refugee camp on the island of Lesbos. Reports on Twitter speak of a “catastrophe”. The background is still unclear.

According to reports on social networks, there is a fire in the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Pictures of the fire can be seen on Twitter on Tuesday evening. The exact background is still unclear. About 12,600 refugees and migrants currently live in Moria with a capacity of only 2,800 places.

The aid organization “Mission Lifeline” spoke in a tweet of a “riot” in the camp. “The imprisoned refugees are defending themselves against the deposition,” it says.

After 35 people in the camp recently tested positive for the coronavirus, the entire camp was quarantined by authorities in Athens until September 15. This had preceded 2,000 tests since the virus was discovered in one of the camp residents last week.

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