Refugee population at (extreme) risk. As Corona Virus spreads around the globe, little attention has been paid the to unique risk that refugees face from the virus. The virus spreads quickly in close quarters, and since there is currently no cure, the only measures that can be taken are preventative ones. In Lesvos, aid workers have long been warning of the serious risk of pandemic at the Moria camp, due to the terrible hygiene conditions, the lack of potable water, no clean toilets, raw sewage, living in tents in the rain and cold, and poor health care available. This makes preventative measures such as regular hand washing, almost impossible. The perfect preconditions are here for the virus to cause maximum damage, in a place that is already at a breaking point. We are working hard and requesting donations to support projects that keep Moria safe.
After the fire.Moria camp burned. Now 12 thousand people sleep on the streets. This is what you can do to help:
- Share our posts to raise awareness
- Create/support fundraisers to aid in our response
- Contact your government officials to create lasting change and welcome the people from Moria/Greece
- Contact businesses to donate masks, shoes, blankets, tents, sleeping mats, clothes and underwear
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Our Projects: Refugee CIR and new activities
The Refugee CIR is working with doctors and other industry professionals in the refugee’s countries of origins, through our network at Corona Information Service, allows Refugee-CIR to provide crucial information to refugees living in Greece in their first language. We also support our partners in the camp and face the crisis with ever new initiatives.
A great Network
This project is embedded in a larger network of organizations and media from Greece and Middle East who are working on the same topic. We are happy for any input and cooperation.
Our Partners in Moria
We support and facilitate the work of 3 refugee-led groups in the camp, Moria Corona Awareness Team - Moria White Helmets - Moria Academia, and provide support for the vulnerable communities of Lesvos.
Some of our posters in Moria Camp and on social media, in five languages.
Refugees in Europe’s ‘largest refugee camp’ self-organise coronavirus awareness campaign as cases rise | tremr.com
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