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, people opened shops on the main roads of the camps: You can find people selling vegetables and fruits, milk, rice, bread, snacks, meat, as well as bikes, electronic devices or wood, sheet metal and other materials to build small huts. There are even people offering all kinds of authentic food. You can find bakeries in Moria, or hairdressers and barber shops. The longer refugees are forced to wait in the camp, the more the self-organized…
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Minority Communities Mobilize | areweeurope.com

A group of refugees from diverse countries have set up the Moria Coronavirus Awareness Team (MCAT), which aims to educate their respective communities about the virus and empower them to take control. “MCAT is an empowerment project. It has given refugees a platform to express themselves and exert a certain amount of control over their everyday lives,” said Shirin Tinnesand from Stand By Me Lesvos, a Greek NGO. “The impact has been immense and has enabled refugees to understand how much they are capable of.” MCAT’s work includes setting up wash stations, creating multilingual posters to educate communities about the…
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Moria Camp in Lesvos is absolute chaos | wadi-online.org

Since the beginning of March, Thomas has been on the Greek island of Lesvos, in the refugee camp Moria. There, he has been supporting a local initiative called Stand By Me Lesvos. Daniel: Hello Thomas! It is really nice that you have found time to speak with me. I have heard that Greece came through the COVID-19 pandemics pretty well. Is that true? Thomas: The Greeks handled it much better than expected. It is an extremely poor country, still suffering the consequences of the 2012 crisis. Then, there is this crazy situation with the “hotspots“. An island like Lesvos with…
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Flüchtlingscamp Moria: Die hygienischen Bedingungen sind katastrophal | diakonie.at

Die Lebenssituation der Menschen im Flüchtlingscamp Moria auf der griechischen Insel Lesbos ist katastrophal. Omid kam nach seiner Flucht aus Afghanistan in das Camp in Moria. Bis Mai 2020 lebte er dort und leitet jetzt das Moria Corona Awareness Team (MCAT), eine Selbsthilfegruppe von Camp-Bewohnern, die Aufklärungsarbeit zu Covid-19 leistet. Im Interview mit der Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe beschreibt Omid die Lebensbedingungen im Camp.      read more
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