A blaze, the origin of which is not yet identified, devastated the Registration and Identification Centre in Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos, on the night of 8-9 September. Some 12,000 asylum seekers, including more than 4,000 children, were left homeless.

The EU agreed to fund the transfer of 400 unaccompanied minors to the mainland in Greece. Designed to accommodate 3,000 people, and having received up to 25,000 in deplorable conditions, the camp is seen as a symbol of the EU’s failure to manage the flow of refugees and migrants, particularly from the Middle East.

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