Moria fire propels migration issue back to top of political agenda

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Coronavirus, Migration, New Democracy, Refugees
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos

Just as the Greek government was expecting some relief from the refugee challenge that has caused it political problems since it came to power last summer, a large fire at the Moria camp for asylum seekers on the island of Lesvos has brought the issue back into sharp focus.

The fire broke out at the notorious facility late on Tuesday night, destroying a reported 70 pct of the structures inside the official perimeter and forcing the roughly 12,000-13,000 residents, around half of whom lived in tents outside, to flee the ove...

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