Statement on the news that a fire has destroyed Moria refugee camp

"It is awful to hear news that a fire has destroyed the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos, and the thoughts of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE) are with all those affected. This camp has been horrendously overcrowded for years, and urgent action must be taken to protect the thousands of refugees who have fled and are now without accommodation.

We call on the UK government, alongside our European neighbours, to step up and ensure that safe and legal routes to sanctuary are provided to give safety to those affected by this terrible event."