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UN refugee agency calls for urgent evacuation of people from Moria camp on Lesbos

Refugees arrive on Lesbos (Photo: Ggia)Refugees arrive on Lesbos (Photo: Ggia)The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has called for the urgent evacuation of families and sick people from the Moria camp on the Greek Aegean island of Lesbos. The camp is housing refugees arriving mostly from Afghanistan and Syria, but also migrants from other parts of the Middle East and Africa. Boats continue to arrive on Lesbos, crossing the short stretch of the Aegean Sea from Turkey, sending more families into desperately overcrowded conditions in Moria and other camps.



Life in a Syrian city under attack (Freedom House)Life in a Syrian city under attack (Freedom House)

Refugees

Fleeing violence and war, thousands of refugees from Syria and Afghanistan have left their homes and travelled many hundreds of kilometres to seek safety in Europe. Their numbers have been swollen by migrants from other countries, such as Iraq, Nigeria and Somalia, who are escaping desperate poverty.

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