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Photos: Migrants left homeless after fire in Greek camp

September 11, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

LESBOS, GREECE - SEPTEMBER 09: An Afghan family of asylum-seekers rest at an area away from burning trees as fires continue to rage for a second night in the Moria migrant camp on September 9, 2020 in Lesbos, Greece. A massive fire ravaged the Moria migrant camp on Tuesday night leaving thousands homeless. (Photo by Byron Smith/Getty Images)

The Moria migrant camp, on the Greek island of Lesbos, was left in ruins after massive fires broke out at the site. Many people are now sleeping on the side of the road, at gas stations and even in a nearby cemetery.

The Moria migrant camp, on the Greek island of Lesbos, was left in ruins after massive fires broke out at the site on Tuesday, September 9.

The camp was home to an estimated 13,000 people, more than six times its maximum capacity of 2,200 people.

It was the largest migrant camp in Europe.

A new camp is being set up to accommodate the homeless, Greek authorities say.

"It's pretty desperate," said photographer Byron Smith, who has been documenting the story since the fires broke out.

I have no idea how you solve this problem right now. "

But Smith said many migrants aren't sure what happens next.

"They have no idea who to talk to there," Smith said Friday.

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