15Sep Caritas Greece calls for support for Lesbos refugees and for locals

The Director of Caritas Hellas talks about the situation on the ground in Lesbos after Europe’s largest refugee camp burnt to the ground and calls for the shared responsibility of European nations.

By Linda Bordoni 

Tension is high on the Greek island of Lesbos with thousands of migrants sleeping rough after last week’s refugee centre fires and local residents worried about coronavirus fears and social strife.

Authorities are building a temporary camp to shelter the men, women and children left without a roof over their heads. The migrants, however, are demonstrating as they fear the untenable situation in the overcrowded and unsanitary Moria camp that held four times the numbers it was supposed to will be repeated.


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