Major fire engulfs Lesbos refugee camp, thousands evacuated

Around 4.000 refugees have been evacuated by the authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos after a massive blaze swept through a migrants’ camp.

“Between 3,000 and 4,000 migrants have fled the camp of Moria” due to the fire, a police source told AFP.

According to officials, the blaze has been contained with authorities now working to distribute basic provisions such as water to the affected refugees.

Around 150 minors evacuated from the camp were moved to the children’s village on the island, a source told AFP. He added that there was “no doubt” that the fire was set off by the inhabitants of the compound.

The Moria camp is a key hub for refugees on the island, housing around 5,600 migrants.

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