Greece’s Moria Refugee Camp Was Inhumane. Things Just Got Worse

Refugees and migrants flee a fire burning at the Moria camp on Lesbos island, Greece, Sept. 9, 2020 (AP photo by Petros Giannakouris).
Refugees and migrants flee a fire burning at the Moria camp on Lesbos island, Greece, Sept. 9, 2020 (AP photo by Petros Giannakouris).

Until a couple weeks ago, Moria was the largest refugee camp in Europe. Situated on the Greek island of Lesbos, it housed roughly 13,000 people in facilities that were designed to hold 3,000. But starting on the evening of Sept. 8, a series of fires swept through Moria, reducing it to a smoldering ruin by the end of the week. Greek authorities have charged four young Afghan migrants with arson in connection with the fires. With nowhere else to go, thousands of Moria’s residents were left homeless, without access to basic services. Their plight casts a harsh and damning light […]

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