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Publication date: 16 November 2020

FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty visits temporary camp at Mavrovouni, Lesbos video message (89.65 MB)

I'm wrapping up my second and last day on the island of Lesbos. Right now, I am in the Moria camp that was destroyed by fire just 4 weeks ago. It is a shocking place.

There are lessons to be learned here for the better protection of the fundamental rights of migrants. Lessons for all of us in the EU.

It's all about partnership. It's about partnership between national and local government. It's partnership of the authorities with the local community.

It's strong partnerships with civil society be it national civil society or international. It's about working closely with the EU and EU Agencies.

And of course, it is also about co-operation with the United Nations.