Migrants call for their resettlement Friday, September 11, after a fire destroyed the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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Fires at Greek migrant camp leave thousands homeless

Updated 1536 GMT (2336 HKT) September 11, 2020

Migrants call for their resettlement Friday, September 11, after a fire destroyed the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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Europe's largest migrant camp, Moria, has been razed to the ground after massive fires broke out at the site on Greece's Lesbos island.

Greek authorities believe the fires were started by Moria camp residents expressing "dissatisfaction" with coronavirus-related lockdown measures. The camp was put under lockdown after 35 people this week tested positive for Covid-19.

There were no reports of injuries. The camp was home to an estimated 13,000 people, more than six times its maximum capacity of 2,200 people. A new camp is being set up to accommodate those left homeless.