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Corona Crisis in the Greek Refugee Camps: A Ticking Time Bomb

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Corona Crisis in the Greek Refugee Camps: A Ticking Time Bomb. “I don’t have to draw a picture: if one person has the coronavirus in the refugee camp at Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos, the virus will spread quickly.”

 

That says Hilde Vochten, physician and coordinator of Doctors without Borders.

If measures are not taken quickly in the refugee camps, it is only a matter of time before the coronavirus also kills many people in the camp on Moria, where 20,000 refugees are sitting together.

There have been no infections of the coronavirus in refugee camps on the Greek islands so far, but that could change quickly. Last week, three infections were detected in Greek residents on Moria.

In the refugee camp on Moria, there are more than 20,000 refugees alone, while the camp only can receive 3,000 people. In some places, there is only 1 toilet per 160 people.

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