Camp Moria

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Police Arrest Six Suspects in Moria Fire

Greek police arrested six foreigners on Tuesday for the allegedly starting the fire that ravaged the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

The authorities' main hypothesis about the origin of the fire, which started on the night of Tuesday and Wednesday last week, is that the fire was started by a protest of refugees who refused to be detained after testing positive for Covid-19.

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German government announces it will allow 2750 refugees from Moria into the country
German government announces it will allow 2750 refugees from Moria into the country
Credit: Offical Statement via Twitter

The spokesperson of the German government Steffen Seibert has announced that 1553 people, that have already been granted a protective status by the Greek government, will be allowed to come to Germany from the multiple Greek islands.

In addition, unaccompanied minors and children in need of medical treatment as well as their families will be allowed into Germany and receive asylum and help. In total 2750 people will be allowed into the country.

The government states that in addition to this measure it aims to find a European solution for the help of refugees.

Politics • European
Heavy fires break out in refugee camp Moria

The refugee camp Moria has heavily suffered from multiple fires that were fanned by strong winds. Many of the 12,000 migrants and refugees living in the camp have fled to surrounding areas or started making their way to Mytilini, the capital of the island Lesbos.