Incident Summary:

09/10/2020: Assailants set fire to the Moria refugee camp in Moria, North Aegean, Greece. There were no reported casualties in the blaze. This was one of two similar attacks within 24 hours at this refugee camp. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, security forces arrested five immigrants and suggested that the fire was set in response to forced COVID-19 testing and quarantine.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

North Aegean


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Lesbos district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Moria Refugee Camp
Specific Description Camp
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 5
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Blaze That Destroyed Greece’s Moria Refugee Camp Symbolizes Breakdown in E.U. Over Future of Migrants," Time, September 10, 2020.
"Huge fire guts Greece’s infamous Moria refugee camp," Daily Mirror Sri Lanka, September 10, 2020.
"Greek police arrest migrant fire suspects," Harden Express, September 16, 2020.