Greece: Fire sweeps through refugee camp on virus lockdown

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A major fire swept through Greece’s notoriously overcrowded Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos during the early hours of Wednesday, burning through container housing and leaving thousands of people in need of emergency shelter. Complicating matters further, the camp had been placed in lockdown following a coronavirus outbreak there, sending authorities scrambling to find a way to house those left homeless while also ensuring there would be no spread of the virus. Aid agencies have long warned of dire living conditions at Moria, where more than 12,500 have been living in and around a facility built to house just over 2,750. The camp has become a symbol of what critics have said is the European Union’s failure to humanely handle the migration and refugee situation.