Syrian refugee sets himself on fire at a Greek migrant camp

Date: 
March, 2018
Country: 
Greece

 26-year old Syrian man set himself on fire at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, in one of the most serious incidents involving stranded migrants in many months.

The man was slightly burned and was treated at a local hospital, an official said. Local media said the incident took place outside an asylum office at Moria camp, which is a former military base set on a hilltop.

Conditions there are poor.

More than 60,000 refugees and migrants, most from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been in Greece for more than a year after border shutdowns throughout the Balkans halted the onward journey many planned to take to central and western Europe.

 

Source: Reuters