Fire breaks out at migrant community center in Greece’s Lesbos
14 March 2020 | 6:38 am
A fire has damaged a community center for migrants and asylum-seekers run by volunteers on Greece’s Lesbos island. The blaze occurred amid a tense standoff between the EU and Turkey over the fate of millions.
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