More than 11,000 migrants became homeless overnight in Greece after fire outbreak in camps.


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Jul 17, 2020
More than 11,000 migrants, including about 4,000 children went homeless after a fire at an overcrowded and unsanitary camp of Moria in Lesbos, Greece burned down.

Authorities warn that the asylum seekers who are infected with novel coronavirus can rapidly spread the virus if they are not given a proper space to stay.
"You can not go to stay on the streets of Greece. It's very dangerous, and remind you that Covid-19 is everywhere," said Greek asylum staffer Michalis, reported news agency AFP On Saturday, migrants gathered to protest against the new temporary migrant site where riot police fired tear gas at them after stones were pelted on cops.

Earlier, the fires in the camp led to people running down the streets carrying their children and infants. The Moria camp, which sheltered people largely from Afghanistan, was infamous for its unhygienic conditions and being overcrowded.

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