Fire in Moria, Lesvos

  • 9th September 2020

Fire in Moria, Lesvos

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) confirms that several of its facilities at the Moria camp in Lesvos were destroyed in large fires on the evening of 8 September 2020. All EASO personnel are safe and accounted for.

The Agency expresses its full solidarity with those who have been impacted, many seriously.

As a result of the widespread damage, EASO’s operational activities in Moria are suspended until further notice. However, the Agency is partially continuing its operational activities at its premises in Pagani, Lesvos.

EASO is continuing to evaluate the situation in close cooperation with – and support to – the Greek authorities.

 

Any further information may be obtained from the European Asylum Support Office on the following email address: press@easo.europa.eu