At least 12,500 migrants were without shelter and basic supplies after back-to-back fires laid waste to the refugee camp in Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos, on the nights of September 8 and 9, into September 10, reports said.
Fires broke out at the camp on the night of September 8 to 9 and again on September 9 to 10, displacing thousands of refugees and migrants and destroying supplies including food, reports said.
Greek media said the original fire was started by camp residents angered by lockdown measures and isolation orders imposed after 35 people tested positive for COVID-19.
Videos filmed by Movement On The Ground, a refugee activist organization, show the second night of fires and migrants sleeping on area roadways. Credit: Movement On The Ground via Storyful