Thousands of migrants and refugees have spent the night outdoors after the fires that destroyed the Moria camp 24 hours earlier on the Greek island of Lesbos and the residence of more than 12,000 people, for which the Greek government is now the commission The European Union and the United Nations are trying to find a final solution.
The government of Kiriakos Mitsotakis declared a state of emergency on the islands of Lesbos for four months on Wednesday. Police surveillance was intensified near Moria to prevent contact between the local population and migrants and to prevent further clashes.
The delegations of the Greek executive and the European Commission have announced visits to the region to analyze what has happened from “ground zero”. Devastating fires allegedly caused by the migrants themselves after more than thirty isolated from infected with coronavirus were recorded on Wednesday, according to the hypothesis considered by local authorities.
More than 12,000 people lived in Moria, although the camp was originally designed for about 2,500 people. Around 4,000 of these migrants are children, although initial efforts have focused on solving the situation of around 400 unaccompanied minors.