Refugee and Migrant Crisis
Migrants Flee Moria Refugee Camp After Devastating Fire
Thousands of asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos fled for their lives as a huge fire ripped through the camp of Moria, the country’s largest migrant facility.
Over 12,000 men, women and children ran in panic out of containers and tents and into adjoining olive groves and fields as the fire destroyed most of the overcrowded, squalid camp.
The blaze started just hours after the migration ministry said that 35 people had tested positive for COVID-19 at the camp.
UNICEF is deploying emergency response staff to Moria to assist our partners on the ground. The protection of refugee children is our top priority.
Children desperately need your help. Donate now and help send life-saving humanitarian supplies to Lesbos.