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Camp Moria after the fire

Dust and Ashes

A reportage by Christian Grund.

On September 8th, 2020, a major fire completely destroyed the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

At the time of the fire, around 12,000 people lived in and around the camp.

Christian Grund has travelled to Lesbos multiple times, to photograph the refugees there and the inhumane living conditions there.

He has been documenting the European refugee crisis since 2015.

Lesbos 2015

Belgrad 2017

Camp Moria 2020

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Afghan women bake traditional bread in the remains of the burned down camp. Many of the earth ovens on the site withstood the major fire.

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After the fire, most of the 12,000 residents were relocated to a new makeshift camp.

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A woman from the camp passing the controls in front of the refugee camp. In order to relieve the temporary camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, 700 residents will be brought to the Greek mainland.

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A Lidl branch on Lesbos near the new temporary camp has become the main shopping option for the refugees. The refugees have to go through a special entrance control to go shopping. Admission controls do not apply to Greek residents.

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