Following the tension of recent days, situation on the island of Lesvos went completely out of control on Monday, when refugees set fire to the host camp set up in Moria.
The flames appeared around 8 p.m. Monday evening, when rumors spread among refugees that mass deportations were to be expected due to the events of the previous days. Groups of migrants headed to the town of Mytilene but were thwarted by the police. Returning to the camp they set it on fire.
Fire was out of control until midnight. No injuries were reported but material damages were extensive and according to first estimates a 60% of the camp is destroyed and out of use.
Ministry of Migration Policy sent an envoy to the island on Tuesday to help coordinate all agents towards a swift resolution of the accommodation problem, given that 3,000 refugees are currently at Moria and weather conditions may worsen in the forthcoming days.