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Temporary camp in Lesvos welcomes first refugees from burned-out Moriah | News from Germany about Europe | DW


The first refugees from the nearly destroyed EU Moriah camp have already discovered shelter within the Kara Tepe non permanent camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. According to police data, there are about 200 migrants. A number of dozen extra had been awaiting the mandatory checks by Saturday night, September 12. Camp Kara Tepe designed for 3000 individuals.

On the night time of September 9, a fireplace virtually fully destroyed Moriah, the biggest refugee camp within the European Union, situated on the island of Lesvos. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that about 11,500 individuals, together with 4,000 youngsters, had been left homeless and needed to spend the night time within the open for a number of days.

The camp, initially designed for simply 2,800 residents, has been overcrowded for a number of years now. The hearth was preceded by riots amongst migrants on account of the truth that the power was quarantined final week after the primary detected case of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus an infection there. According to the newest knowledge, the causative agent of the illness COVID-19 was recognized in 35 individuals.

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