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Refugees and Aid Workers in Greece At Risk of Lead Poisoning in Camp Built on Former Military Site

HeadlineDec 09, 2020

In Greece, Human Rights Watch warns refugees and aid workers may be at risk of lead poisoning from a new refugee camp built by Greek authorities on a former military shooting range on the island of Lesbos. Human Rights Watch says authorities didn’t conduct proper testing on the soil before moving thousands of refugees to the new camp. In September, over 12,000 refugees were displaced after a massive fire completely destroyed the Moria Camp. Currently over 7,500 people, mostly from Afghanistan and Syria, are living in the new camp.

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