How Moria went from welcome refuge to ‘hell’ in 5 years | AFP

Once a sprawling camp home to more than 12,000 asylum seekers, today it lies destroyed. A fire that broke out at the Moria refugee camp on the night of 8 September has left thousands homeless. But Moria was never intended to hold that many people. It was designed to accommodate no more than 2,770 people, but had quickly grown to over 4 times its original capacity, becoming the largest in Europe. Moria was notoriously overcrowded and unsanitary, and its destruction has strengthened calls for the migrants to be moved off the island from both local residents and humanitarian organisations.

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