Migrants facing homelessness after a fire ravaged Greece’s largest refugee camp rush to get food and water distributed by the government in a supermarket parking lot, where many of them are camped.
READ MORE: Fire destroyed much of Greece’s largest refugee camp early Wednesday, displacing thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers amid an outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility.
The Moria Reception and Identification Center on the island of Lesbos was 80% destroyed in the blaze, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Online video showed flames engulfing the camp’s wood and metal structures, lit orange in the darkness, as white-hot embers floated past.
Many of Moria’s 12,600 migrants were displaced. More than 4,000 children, including 407 unaccompanied children, had been living in the camp. Moria was built to accommodate 3,000 people, but its migrant population has swelled to over 20,000 in the past.