Moria Fire emergency

Large fire destroys asylum center in Greece.

A disastrous fire has largely destroyed Moria's Registration and Identification Center on the Greek island of Lesvos.

Thousands of people have lost their shelter and are very vulnerable.

UNHCR stands ready to support the fire survivors with transportation, emergency shelter and core relief items.


Help now


could provide emergency temporary shelter for a refugee family


could provide a sleeping bag, blanket and sleeping mat to protect refugees from the cold weather


could provide essential emergency food and water packages

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