Greece: Souda refugee camp on Chios island attacked

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Dozens of refugees, including pregnant women and children, on the Greek island of Chios are spending the night out in the cold, too frightened to return to their camp after a suspected far-right group attacked it with Molotov cocktails and massive stones "bigger than the size of a football".

More than 100 residents of the island's Souda camp, located next to the ruins of an ancient castle in central Chios, lost their places to sleep after several tents were destroyed in two nights of incidents, according to the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR).

"It was just pure luck that no child was hit in the head by these massive stones, because that would had been most likely deadly," Claire Whelan, a Chios-based protection and advocacy adviser for the Norwegian Refugee Council, told Al Jazeera.

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