More fires at Moria add to pressure for effective response to asylum crisis

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Migration, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Refugees, SYRIZA, Turkey

Hundreds more refugees and migrants were left without shelter on the island of Lesvos on Wednesday night, after a series of fires burned through the informal encampments which had survived a catastrophic fire that burned the Moria asylum centre the night before.

The continuing destruction worsened an already acute crisis for the Greek government, which had already declared a four-month state of emergency on the island following the first conflagration, which left more than 3,000 camp residents homeless.

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