Locked down, then burned down, in Moria camp

The Take hears from asylum seekers and locals on the Greek island of Lesbos about the latest round of displacement.

A migrant stands amid rubble in the burned camp of Moria on the island of Lesbos after a major fire broke out, on September 10, 2020. - Greek authorities on September 10 were racing to shelter thousands of asylum seekers left homeless on Lesbos after the island's main migrant camp was gutted by back-to-back fires, which destroyed the official part of the camp housing 4,000 people. Another 8,000 lived in tents and makeshift shacks around the perimeter and many were badly damaged [Photo by Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP]

A month after Greece’s notoriously unsafe Moria refugee camp burned down, authorities have begun the long process of restarting asylum seekers’ applications. When thousands of people were displaced in September, it gave new urgency to the European Union’s plan to break the deadlock on the migration crisis. We hear from asylum seekers and locals about how this round of displacement has affected their lives.

In this episode:

Stefanie Dekker, Al Jazeera journalist.

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Source: Al Jazeera