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13,000 Asylum Seekers Left Homeless in Greece After Fires Engulfed Refugee Camp

HeadlineSep 11, 2020

In Greece, officials are sending at least three ships to aid some 13,000 people who have been left homeless after a blaze completely incinerated the Moria refugee camp in the isles of Lesbos earlier this week. A series of small fires were reportedly lit by refugee youth as a form of protest after the only ATM machine available on site — which the entire refugee camp was dependent on for money — was blocked amid COVID-19 restrictions, leaving them unable to buy food and hygienic supplies.

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