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Greece Starts Relocation of Homeless Migrants at Lesvos

Greek authorities started to relocate on Saturday migrants and refugees who were left homeless after fire destroyed the Moria camp on the island of Lesvos. The new transitory camp set up at the island's Kara Tepe Army firing range can...

Migrants Demanding to Leave Greece's Lesvos Clash with Police

Groups of migrants clashed with Greek police on Saturday near the migrant camp of Moria on the island of Lesvos which was razed to the ground by a succession of fires earlier this week. The clashes occurred when some angry...

Over 2,000 Migrants Demand to Leave Lesvos as New Tents Arrive; US Pledges Support

According to reports in Greek media, over 2,000 migrants are gathering along the main road leading toward the now burned migrant camp of Moria on Friday. They are demanding to leave the island of Lesvos, chanting "Freedom, Freedom" to police...

Thousands of Refugees in Limbo as Greece Mulls Moria Camp's Future

Greek authorities are struggling to find a solution for the thousands of migrants and refugees who remain homeless after the Moria camp at Lesvos -- the largest in Greece --was almost totally destroyed by this week's fires. As thousands slept...

Germany Launches Initiative for the Children of Greece's Moria Camp

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Thursday the launch of a German-French initiative for the reception of unaccompanied refugee minors who had lived at the Moria camp prior to the devastating fires that destroyed it. As thousands of asylum seekers...

France's Macron Expresses Solidarity With Greece After Moria Inferno

French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his country's solidarity with Greece on Wednesday following the fire at Lesvos island's Moria refugee camp, which was almost entirely destroyed by Tuesday night's inferno. On Facebook, Macron wrote in Greek: "The burning of a...

Destitute Migrants Sleep Rough at Local Cemetery After Fire at Greek Migrant Camp

Dozens of migrants, including young children, slept rough in a cemetery on the Greek island of Lesvos on Thursday, after a blaze razed their makeshift camp to the ground, sending them fleeing but with nowhere to go. With no possessions...

New Fire Erupts on Moria, Devastating Remains of Refugee Camp

More fires broke out late on Wednesday in what was left of the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, as the government blames camp residents for starting the fires angered by the lockdown measures and isolation...

Groups Call on Greece to Ensure Safety of Refugees After Devastating Fire

Moria, once home to over 12,000 refugees, was completely destroyed by fires  early Wednesday morning. Only meant to house around 2,800 migrants, Moria is notorious for its overcrowded, and some argue unsafe, conditions. Shocking scenes of migrants, including unaccompanied minors,...

Greek Island of Lesvos in State of Emergency after Catastrophic Fire

The entire Greek island of Lesvos was put under a state of emergency for four days starting from today, Wednesday. This declaration was enacted to address the emergent nature of public health and security on the island as the...