Nine months after fire, reconstruction work has still not started at Greek migrant camp



Essential work to restore Europe's largest refugee centre has still not started after a fire nine months ago, according to Greece's migration minister.


The rebuilding of the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos was supposed to have been finished before winter this year, but Notis Mitarachi confirmed that work had still not started during a trip to Brussels on Wednesday.


The Greek migration minister said that the tender process for choosing companies to build the new facility is currently underway and that obtaining the necessary licenses and environmental permits has taken time, as well as finalising EU funds.


Greek authorities said the fires at the Moria camp were started deliberately last September by migrants protesting the overcrowded living conditions.