Burnt Moria refugee camp is a “garbage dump”

Burnt Moria refugee camp is a "garbage dump"

Burnt Moria refugee camp is a "garbage dump"

Photographs published today by Protothema, show that the burnt Moria refugee camp has turned into “garbage dump,” which residents of the area are calling a “sanitary bomb.”

Less than a month ago, on Tuesday the 8th September, a fire broke out at Moria Camp on the island of Lesvos at approximately 2 am after clashes began when some of the 35 refugees who tested positive for Covid-19 refused to move into isolation with their families.

The island of Lesvos was declared in state of emergency for four months, by order of Deputy Civil Protection and Management Crises Minister Nikos Hardalias and the general secretary of civil protection Vassilis Papageorgiou.

Burnt Moria refugee camp is a "garbage dump"

As shown in the photos, the migrants left behind a sheer amount of rubbish including water bottles, blankets, clothes and bags.

Residents are calling for immediate cleaning measures. “The spot needs to be cleaned. It is not possible to stay next to this health bomb,” a resident said.

It is recalled two weeks ago, illegal immigrants vandalised a Greek Orthodox church on the island of Lesvos, where they temporarily stayed at after the fire. 

Arsonists of the Moria camp have been detained.