Monday, September 30, 2019

Human tragedy in Greece's Moria refugee camp — Statement by the KKE

A woman from Afghanistan and her child are the victims of the fire that broke out in a container in the refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesvos on Sunday afternoon. 
The State-run news agency AMNA reports that the body of the woman was transferred to the hospital in the city of Mytilene with a private car, while it was the refugees who retrieved the body of the child.
The fire broke out in a container of the camp where the family was living. The reason for the fire is unknown, although according to officially unconfirmed reports, it was a defected lught bulb that exploded and caused the fire. At least 5 people were injured, others suffered from respiratory problems due to the thick smoke. With a capacity of 3,000, the hot spot of Moria is currently hosting 12,000 refugees, migrants and asylum seekers who live in inhumane circumstances.

On the occasion of the tragic event, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement which was published on the Party's portal
"Today's incident at the refugee camp of Moria, which resulted in the sad event of the death of a woman and a baby, is another tragic consequence of the barbarity that refugees and migrants are living in these modern hellholes. It clearly demonstrates that the solution is only one.

The double entrapment of refugees and migrants must stop and all hotspots in the islands and (mainland) Greece must close down. They (refugees and migrants) must be transported to decent accomodations centers of mainland Greece, where their applications will be examined and they will be free to go to the countries of their actual destination.

The government of ND, as well as the one of SYRIZA, bear huge responsibilities, because they support the inhumane and dangerous EU-Turkey agreement which entraps refugees and migrantgs in the islands and the country."