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Greece: Migrant volunteers clean roadsides near Moria as many remain homeless following fires02:44

Greece: Migrant volunteers clean roadsides near Moria as many remain homeless following fires

Greece, Moria
September 16, 2020 at 18:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Refugee and migrant volunteers could be seen cleaning the roads near Moria, on Wednesday, as many are still sleeping rough in the Greek island of Lesbos after a devastating fire wiped out the biggest migrant camp in Europe just a week ago.

"We'll not give up, this is the main important thing, to clean the area in which we are living in right now,” said a Moria White Helmets volunteer who was helping organising the cleaning up.

“We are taking care of all the awareness about COVID-19, we are trying and explaining to the people what COVID-19 means and how we can protect ourselves in simple ways," he added.

Around 12,000 migrants have been forced to evacuate following the fires that broke out at the Moria camp on Wednesday, September 9, burning large parts of it to the ground.

Four Afghan migrants were charged with arson on Wednesday for their alleged involvement in causing the blazes, according to Greek authorities.

The Moria migrant camp was the largest in Europe, exceeding almost four times its maximum capacity of 3,100 people, hosting around 13,000 migrants living in poor sanitary conditions.

Greece: Migrant volunteers clean roadsides near Moria as many remain homeless following fires02:44
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Refugee and migrant volunteers could be seen cleaning the roads near Moria, on Wednesday, as many are still sleeping rough in the Greek island of Lesbos after a devastating fire wiped out the biggest migrant camp in Europe just a week ago.

"We'll not give up, this is the main important thing, to clean the area in which we are living in right now,” said a Moria White Helmets volunteer who was helping organising the cleaning up.

“We are taking care of all the awareness about COVID-19, we are trying and explaining to the people what COVID-19 means and how we can protect ourselves in simple ways," he added.

Around 12,000 migrants have been forced to evacuate following the fires that broke out at the Moria camp on Wednesday, September 9, burning large parts of it to the ground.

Four Afghan migrants were charged with arson on Wednesday for their alleged involvement in causing the blazes, according to Greek authorities.

The Moria migrant camp was the largest in Europe, exceeding almost four times its maximum capacity of 3,100 people, hosting around 13,000 migrants living in poor sanitary conditions.

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