Moria fire: "Building a camp cannot be a lasting response"

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An aerial view of the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesvos after it was destroyed by fire.

AP Photo / Panagiotis Balaskas

By: Florence Thomazeau

7 min

Since Tuesday, September 8, the exasperation has gone up a notch on the island of Lesbos.

The fire in the overcrowded Moria camp, apparently started by migrants no longer accepting containment rules due to the epidemic, has thrown some 12,000 men, women and children into the streets.

This Saturday, September 12, clashes even broke out between a hundred asylum seekers and the police.

The Greek authorities have started the construction of a new camp near the port, but asylum seekers do not want it, they are demanding their transfer to mainland Greece.

François Gemenne, researcher specializing in migration at the University of Liège, teacher at Science Po and member of the IPCC was the guest of RFI.


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