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Education and Neutrality

Education and Neutrality

A Statement from Stand by me Lesvos. Stand by me Lesvos considers itself as an organization with the main focus on education. Since 2018 thousands of refugees joined our classes. We strongly believe in the power of education and also know how lot’s of refugees are longing to learn and study while they are awaiting their asylum process. We always followed a very simple, but efficient rule: Education should be neutral, respecting all the various faiths and religions of the camp residents and not force any on them. Lot’s of people fled because they were prosecuted for their beliefs, be…
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Distribution progress

Distribution progress

After the big fire in Lesvos, we received massive support from Germany and other places too of things to support and distribute to the people; everything from clothes and hygiene items, to food, to sleeping bags and tents. Then we found out that so many other organizations had also made calls for support and had received clothes, hygiene, sleeping bags and tents too. Because of this internal lack of communication and mismanagement between organizations, then the island Lesvos ended up with thousands of sleeping bags, tents and hundreds of kilos of clothes which were simply not needed here. At first…
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Fire in Samos: help on the way

Fire in Samos: help on the way

Last night big parts of Samos camp burned down. As far as we know from our partners there no one was killed or severly injured but once more thousands are homeless. We know this situation from Lesvos and we know urgent help is needed now. We have our local partners there Just Action and Samos Academia we trust and who are doing great work. In a crisis there is not much time for talking, but doing. This what we believe in. The first package for Samos emergency is done and will leave. This is what we could manage in our…
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Corona awareness campaign wins PR-Bild-Award

Corona awareness campaign wins PR-Bild-Award

“Stay Home” from Muhannad Al-Manild wins third prize in the NGO category. Frankfurt / Mytilini, October 30, 2020 - The Moria camp no longer exists, in the beginning of September a fire devastated this “non-location” of Europe. In the meantime up to 20,000 people lived in the refugee camp, which was originally set up as a hot spot for around 1,000 residents. As a result, there was no infrastructure worth mentioning, the children did not go to school, and the people who had fled war, oppression and displacement in the hope of a better life lived in makeshift shelters made…
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