On Wednesday afternoon, a new fire broke out in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, which is considered the largest in the country, in areas that had not yet been burned.
At the moment, the cause of the fire is unknown, which is progressing on two fronts. The fire has forced refugees and migrants living in the area of the burning camp to leave their tents, like the camp residents who, according to the Greek press, were evacuated by the fires on Tuesday.
The local newspaper ‘Proto Thema’ has stated that the police and fire brigade have already traveled to the site, where tents are also being set up, to accommodate migrants and refugees in areas of Moria that are not affected by the fires. In addition, around 2,000 people who have become homeless will settle on a passenger ship and two barges.
Fire ravaged the Moria field on Tuesday, although the cause of the fires is unclear. Some residents of the camp said residents of the Greek island started the fires, while other reports indicate that migrants and refugees caused the fire and subsequently hampered the work of the firefighters.