At least 6 injured after fire in Cyprus migrant camp

At least six migrants, reportedly from Nigeria, have been taken to hospital with burns and injuries as a result of the fire. The fire services are still looking for the cause of the fire, said the Cypriot state broadcaster according to dpa.

The conditions at the Pournara reception center have been criticized repeatedly, both by inhabitants of the camp as well as by NGOs who work with migrant rights and the UN.

The president of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiades, visited the camp in the middle of March this year and described conditions there as “tragic.” The camp has a capacity of 1,000 but around double that number are actually resident in the camp, reports dpa.

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