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Al Jazeera 10 Sep 2020

Who should look after refugees displaced by fire in Greece?


Thousands of refugees are homeless after fires destroyed the biggest camp in Europe.
The Moria camp in Greece had 13,000 packed in and living in squalor.
Greece's migration minister says refugees started the fires deliberately to protest against COVID-19 quarantine rules.
People in Lesbos have long complained of the site.
Rights groups say the disaster should force the EU to rethink its asylum policy.
So who should care of them?

Presenter: Imran Khan

Philippa Kempson - co-founder of refugee aid organisation The Hope Project

Damian Boeselager - Member of the European Parliament

Rory O'Keefe - Koraki humanitarian analysis service

Fires in the Amazon rainforest have burned out of control in Brazil, despite the country's President telling the United Nations that his government is being wrongly portrayed as an environmental villain.

Jair Bolsanaro defended Brazil's record in protecting the rainforests, and claimed his administration was the victim of a brutal disinformation campaign.

But as well as the wildfires, record high temperatures and drought have also brought devastation to the world's largest tropical wetland.

Sky News Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay sent this special report from the Pantanal wetlands.
CGTN's Asieh Namdar speaks with Erol Kekic, Executive Director of the Immigration and Refugee Program at the humanitarian agency Church World Service, about the fire at a migrant camp in Greece.
For some of the thousands displaced by wildfires in Santa Cruz, Calif., losing homes and ballots has made it difficult to get to the polls. The county clerk came up with a solution called the "Vote-Mobile" enabling residents easy access to a polling station.
Jacob Ward of NBC News brings the latest from Oregon where wildfires have burned more than 900,00 acres, says "it is unprecedented fire behavior in this region.' Aired on 09/11/2020.

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