Refugees current situation in Kara Tepe II Camp

Refugees current situation in Kara Tepe II Camp

Unfortunately the Corona Virus is spreading again inside the camp. This is the reason why Stand by me Lesvos intensiefied it’s activities to raise awareness. We printed new flyers in four languages and our partners from Moria Corona Awareness Team (MCAT) distributed them together with masks and sanitizers to all the camp residents. Here is a a note written by Omid Raihan Alizada from MCAT about the current situation in Kara Tepe II Camp: "Corona is spreading and it gets from bad to worse! These days we see that Greece is slowing down its Covid restriction, which were in place…
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Together against Corona: disinfection training

Together against Corona: disinfection training

We managed a disinfection training for our partners from the Moria White Helmets. Now they will be able to disinfect all the tents and public spaces in the camp. This is a very important step, because Corona is again spreading fast. And it is also important they do this as a self organized project from refugees for refugees.But, and please read this carefully: Stand by me Lesvos is a small organization. We try to do whatever is possible, but our resources are limited and we face huge financial problems, since we believe such projects have do be done even with…
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Open letter: This is not Disneyland  | medico.de

Open letter: This is not Disneyland | medico.de

Refugees from Moria are again addressing the European public in view of the increasing corona numbers in the camp. While Greece is preparing for the holiday season and shops and restaurants are gradually reopening, the situation of refugees in the camps is worsening. In the follow-up camp to Moria on Lesvos, the number of people infected with corona has recently risen sharply. Over a hundred people are in quarantine.      read more
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Mental health issues rise among refugees and migrants in Greece | fairplanet.org

"My family and I, and basically everyone here, are trying to respect all measures, such as wearing masks, washing our hands, keeping social distance and being indoors as much as possible. It has been very hard and boring," Omid shared. The situation on Lesvos was already difficult before the pandemic. The Moria refugee camp was hosting around 13,000 refugees and migrants, although the place was built to accommodate one fourth of that number.     read more
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