The new camp in Moria is even worse than the old one | netherlandsnewslive.com

It is not raining heavily, but the paths of the new camp Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos are full of puddles. Employees of the German Red Cross shuffle through the slippery mud. They are looking for residents with scabies to give them a pill and pick up their clothes and sleeping bag for a wash. Eliminating scabies is an illusion in this camp, where two families live in a small tent, separated only by a cloth. Since the opening of the new camp in September, there is still no running water and hardly any electricity.      read more
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Fire breaks out at Greece’s overcrowded Moria refugee camp | reuters.com

Fire broke out at Greece’s overcrowded migrant camp of Moria on the island of Lesvos in early hours of Wednesday, fire brigade officials said. The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear, with fires burning both inside and outside the facility, a fire brigade official said. A police official said that migrants were being taken to safety. People were seen leaving the camp, carrying their luggage in their hands, Reuters witnesses said. At least 28 firemen with 9 engines, aided by volunteers, were battling the flames.      read more
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02/09/2020: Coronavirus reaches Moria | AYS Daily Digest

Given these living conditions it seems a wonder that the virus did not reach the camp much earlier. This must be attributed in large part to the tireless work of refugee-led organizations in the camp like Moria White Helmets and especially the Moria Corona Awareness Team. From the first news of the virus reaching Europe, the Moria Corona Awareness Team formed and started various campaigns in order to inform the people in the camp about the virus and how to protect oneself and others.      read more
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