Officials haven't confirmed the cause of the conflagration, but the blaze took place amid increasing tensions over the migrant situation on the island.
Dr. Zoi Livaditou is a Lesbos native. She's had a career saving lives as an emergency medicine doctor who has spent time in war and disaster zones in places like Afghanistan, Gaza and Haiti. Now the emergency has arrived at her home — in the form of the massive refugee crisis.
The Greek island of Lesbos has been struggling to care for the Syrian refugees who've reached its shores. Now, it's struggling to find space to bury the ones who haven't.
The refugees washing ashore on Greek islands continue to present a logistical nightmare for humanitarian groups. And many of the smaller relief groups find volunteers who are themselves former refugees to greet and care for the migrants when they arrive.
Although the scenery in the ancient city of Assos in Turkey could not be more stunning, the situation is grim for refugees and migrants in camps who must do business with traffickers in order to cross the Aegean Sea and enter Europe, in hope of getting asylum.