The images from the Moria refugee camp are disheartening after two fires destroyed all the accommodations, leaving refugees and immigrants in a sense of despair and the future of the island uncertain.
The daylight showed the magnitude of the damages at the camp that housed 13,000 people as a second fire last night completed the devastating work of the first one. Furthermore, the Asylum Service has been destroyed.
Thousands of asylum seekers, people of all ages, fled the camp in order to save themselves. The entrance to the city is guarded by strong police forces, while incidents took place between immigrants and police.
The European Commission’s Vice President, Margaritis Schoinas, is going to Lesvos today and on Friday, he will meet with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. A government team is currently in Moria to assess the situation.
Furthermore, a wide inter-ministerial meeting was held yesterday chaired by the Prime Minister, while the island of Lesvos has been declared in a state of emergency for four months.
Two Navy barges are expected to arrive today that will also be used for temporary accommodation.