Lesvos fire highlights growing threat to government from refugee crisis

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Refugees

More than half of the Moria hotspot on Lesvos was destroyed in a fire on Monday night, underlining the increasing problems that Greek authorities are facing in dealing with the refugee crisis, which is one of the most serious, although not obvious, political risks for the current government.

There were conflicting reports about the cause of the fire, with most indicating that the blaze was initiated by some migrants who were returned to the camp by police after trying to walk to the main port of Mytilini to protest their plight.

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