Stand By Me Lesvos

‘Corona time’ in Europe’s main migrant camp in virus lockdown |

In recent weeks, asylum-seekers have begun banding together to protect themselves and others in the camp.

With help from Stand By Me, a Greek aid group, a group of Afghan women has sewn reusable cotton masks, as there is a nationwide shortage in protective gear.

Omid is part of MCAT, the Moria Corona Awareness Team, a Facebook group formed to help fellow asylum seekers stay ahead of the virus with information.

In the past week, refugee groups have also created different language teams denoted by a badge — white for Arabic, blue for Dari and Farsi — to organise orderly access to local supermarkets for the various nationalities in the camp.


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