Following a large fire that destroyed the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Greece has now requested further assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

In an immediate response, Denmark, Austria, Finland, Sweden and Germany have offered hundreds of tents, blankets, winterisation kits and sleeping bags.

Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said: "The EU will do all it can to assist Greece and the refugees affected. I thank all countries sending help and putting EU solidarity into action.”

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