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09 Sep 2020 | 05:05 AM UTC

Greece: Fire forces thousands to evacuate migrant camp on Lesbos September 9

Greece News Alert

Fire at Moria refugee camp on Lesbos forces thousands to be evacuated on September 9; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/9/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/10/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Moria camp (Lesbos), Lesbos

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Event

Thousands of migrants have been forced to evacuate the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos after a fire broke out in the early hours of Wednesday, September 9. Tents and containers are reported to have been destroyed in the fire but no casualties have been reported. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. There are wildfires currently burning on other parts of the island, but the camp has also witnessed riots in the past which have sometimes led to fires and other destruction. The camp was placed under quarantine last week after a migrant tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with 35 more cases subsequently being reported.

Localized disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the camp as the response to the fire continues.

Advice

Those on Lesbos are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the vicinity of the camp, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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