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BBC Our World – The Day Moria Burned (2020)

BBC Our World 2020 The Day Moria Burned

On 8th September 2020, the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos went up in flames. More than 12,000 migrants, already living in dire conditions, were burned out of their tents. The Greek authorities have blamed the blaze on a small number of residents of the camp, but among the refugees themselves many say local far-right activists started the fire.

On both sides there were people who wanted the camp gone. So who torched Europe’s largest refugee camp? With the help of a group of young refugee film-makers and exclusive access to a huge archive of footage from the fire and its aftermath, Gabriel Gatehouse investigates the events surrounding the blaze and the roots of Europe’s dysfunctional migration policy.

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