Greece: Smoke billows over Moria camp again after fires force thousands to flee

Black smoke was seen rising over the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Wednesday, hours after the camp burned in several reported fires, forcing the evacuation of thousands. There were no immediate reports of casualties. According to first reports, the whole camp fell prey to the flames. The camp was placed under quarantine last week after the first COVID-19 case appeared at the overcrowded camp. A 40-year-old Somalian man tested positive after having returned to the island after not being able to settle on the Greek mainland and was put in isolation to curb the outbreak. The Moria camp is the largest in Europe, exceeding almost four times its maximum capacity of 3,100 people, hosting around 13,000 migrants living in poor sanitary conditions.

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