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Moria’s “missing” migrants

When multiple fires destroyed Europe’s notorious refugee camp, it became apparent that more than 3,000 asylum seekers were missing already. While authorities remain silent regarding their whereabouts, we met some of them. We witnessed them living in limbo, working under exploitation, and being victims of brutal attacks; crossing borders to reach the “European dream” or failing to do so. We also delved into the government’s practices of fabricating the numbers.

The night when “hell” burned down

Two months after the fire that destroyed Moria camp, the overcrowded refugee facility on the island of Lesvos, an asylum seeker who lived there, remembers the events of that night and what happened in the days that followed.

This was Moria

“Moria is gone”. Solomon’s archive reminds what life in Europe’s most notorious refugee facility was like.

Fire in Moria camp

Fire in Moria camp

On March 16, 2020 a fire began in a container in the area of the Reception and Identification Center (RIC) of Moria. A 6-year-old child was found dead in the ashes.

The tandoor of Moria

The tandoor of Moria

Afghan wood-fired ovens are an example of people’s attempt to resist a regime of detention which imposes misery as normality.

The chronicle of a dozen deaths foretold

The chronicle of a dozen deaths foretold

The living conditions that asylum seekers endure at the Moria Reception and Identification Center on Lesvos have become infamous. Insiders who know about the inhospitable environment at the camp are not surprised by clashes which have turned deadly. Residents have persistently asked for more security.

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