On Sunday afternoon, a fire broke out at the Vathy refugee camp, on the Greek island of Samos.
The immediate response from the fire bridge, prevented the fire from spreading throughout the facility.
A fire broke out in #Vathy camp, #Samos an hour ago leaving around 100 people without shelter. MSF teams are close to the camp & ready to offer medical care & psychological support to those affected by the fire. We cannot confirm any information regarding the cause of the fire. pic.twitter.com/oVQKS0eEyD
— MSF Sea (@MSF_Sea) April 26, 2020
The cause of the fire is now under investigation.
According to Doctors Without Borders, approximately 100 people are left homeless after the fire destroyed their tents and living spaces.
It is noted that according to official data from the General Secretariat of Information and Communication, as of April 22, there is a total of 7,216 refugees and immigrants living in Samos.
In Vathy, where the hotspot has a capacity of 648 people, 6,869 refugees currently reside there.
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Posted by Samos24.gr on Sunday, 26 April 2020
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