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Our updates from Lesvos

Latest activities and news.


The threat of Coronavirus is not at all over

Busy days in our office. Sewing machines and clothes arrived from Germany to be distributed to mask factories both in the camp and to our Greek partners. Then the new ...
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A new Academia soon!

As you know originally Stand by Me Lesvos was always focusing on education. And we believe education is the the most important thing we can offer. But unfortunately our old ...
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New plastic bottle recycling project and co-operation activities

Water Bottle Recycling Another new project implemented with our partners Moria Corona Awareness Team and Moria White Helmets: recycling plastic bottles. Now if you bring six empty bottles you get ...
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Urgent Call from Moria Camp for Help in Corona Times

This is the call from our partners in Moria, MCAT and White Helmets, in English: Yesterday we, Moria Corona Awareness Team and Moria White Helmets wrote an appeal to the ...
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So many things to take care of.

Overcrowded Moria has experienced a rise in violence with the lockdown. This led to a peaceful demonstration. Also another fire in the camp destroyed three tents. Meanwhile all our activities ...
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Leros Corona Awareness Team (LCAT) created!

We are very happy that we were able to do another step and help refugees in Leros, who contacted us last week. More than 2000 are almost forgotten there on ...
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After the fire: we still continue to work on the Corona Emergency Program

Times are getting tough here despite all efforts to deal with the Corona crisis. Yes, on the one hand we are trying hard to help managing water, trash and awareness ...
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Wash-stations at the entrance of Moria camp

It is done. One week ago the idea came up and Starfish Foundation, MCAT and we started to discuss it. One week! This time we all were faster than Corona! ...
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Lesvos and Corona Crisis: “The People Fight Here”

Without help and support from Europe, the last option for the refugees at Camp Moria on the Greek island of Lesvos regarding the Corona crisis, is organising themselves. For that ...
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Another busy day racing against time in Moria

Another busy day racing against time. Within two day (!) we have helped the partners in the camp to set up a volunteer based collection of the rubbish and trying ...
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Open letter: Christmas greeting from Moria II | medico.de
Self-organized refugee groups from the new Moria camp address Europe in a Christmas letter. The letter of the medico partner organizations in the wording. “Dear ...
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Refugees in Europe’s ‘largest refugee camp’ self-organise coronavirus awareness campaign as cases rise | tremr.com
The first case of Covid-19 was reported in Moria refugee camp in  September , as a 40 year old man from Somalia tested positive for the virus ...
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Vi er dypt fortvilet over forholdene i den nye Moria-leiren | utrop.no
De tre hjelpeteamene, som består av både leirbeboere og folk utenfor leiren,  uttrykker sterk bekymring for helsetilstanden til menneskene i leiren. De uttrykker også skuffelse: ...
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Lesbos: Leben im Übergangs-Camp | zdf.de
Vor wenigen Wochen ist das Camp Moria fast vollständig niedergebrannt. Danach herrschte Chaos – bis ein provisorisches Zeltlager errichtet wurde. Wie geht es den Geflüchteten ...
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Greece: Migrant volunteers clean roadsides near Moria as many remain homeless following fires | ruptly.tv
Refugee and migrant volunteers could be seen cleaning the roads near Moria, on Wednesday, as many are still sleeping rough in the Greek island of ...
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Fires Gut Europe’s Largest Migrant Camp On The Greek Island Of Lesbos | npr.org
Ra’ed Alabed, a 45-year-old Syrian, is now sheltering with friends along with his daughter, son-in-law and four-month-old granddaughter. The fires destroyed their tents.  “We don’t ...
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Camp de Moria : le point de vue des bénévoles | arte.tv
Après 5 mois passés sur place, notre correspondant Mortaza Behboudi quitte le camp de réfugiés de Moria sur l’île de Lesbos. Dans ce dernier reportage, ...
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Self-organization in Moria | mare-liberum.org
Since 2016, many refugees are forced to stay in Moria in order to wait for their asylum decisions for months, sometimes for years. With time, ...
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