Syrian refugee camps
The Moria camp on the Aegean island of Lesvos housed more than 10,000 people before being deliberately destroyed by two fires in September 2020
As part of an ongoing effort to relieve some of the pressure on the islands of the eastern Aegean, 668 asylum seekers deemed vulnerable were transferred from the overcrowded Moria reception center on Lesvos to the Ritsona camp in Attica on the Greek mainland over the last few days, according to authorities.
Greek authorities were evacuating an overcrowded camp for asylum-seekers on the eastern Aegean island of Samos, where a large fire broke out following clashes between residents.
Police said no injuries have been reported from Monday's fire at the Vathy camp, where more than 6,000 migrants and refugees live in facilities designed for a few hundred people.