Riots erupt following a fire yesterday which killed an Afghan woman at an overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The camp in Moria houses 13,000 in tents and shipping containers but has facilities for only 3,000 residents. The Greek government declares it will step up transfers to the mainland in response.
A fire at an overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos kills an Afghan woman living in a shipping container. A local official claims "aggressive" residents at the camp prevented firefighters from accessing the blaze, and that thrown stones and other missiles injured first responders and damaged their vehicles.
A ship carrying 635 mostly Afghan migrants from the crowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos arrives in the mainland port city of Thessaloniki. A second ship carrying 800 more is expected to arrive tomorrow. They are to be housed in Nea Kavala Καβάλα Κιλκίς, where a camp already houses 1,000 migrants.