Greece migrant crisis: Refugee centre ablaze as tensions rise

Refugees from Afghanistan in a makeshift tent in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph: Valery Sharifulin/Tass

A fire has ripped through a refugee shelter on the Greek island of Lesbos as tensions over a surge in migration from Turkey continue to rise.

Flames engulfed the One Happy Family centre, near the island’s capital Mitilini, on Saturday.

It is not clear how the fire started. No causalities have been reported.

In recent days, there has been hostility towards migrants on Lesbos after an increase in arrivals from Turkey.


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