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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 upon return to the camp from Athens. The largest refugee camp in Europe, it is located outside the village of Moria on the Greek island of Lesvos. By September the camp had around 35 confirmed cases - when it was then gutted by a fire that  destroyed shelter and basic services for nearly 13,000 men, women and children. The camp, described by Human Rights Watch as an  ''Open-Air Prison'' , housed around  20, 000 people as of this summer ,…
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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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Response after the fire in Moria

Response after the fire in Moria

We would like to do a thank you post because we are very grateful for all of the donations that we have received in the time after the fire. Thank you for the financial support from Embla Bunader, Tilrettelagt Omsorg og Plastfritt Hav from Norway, and thank you for the material support from our German friends Aktion pro Humanität, among many more.Thank you on behalf of ourselves and our partner teams, Moria Corona Awareness Team, Moria White Helmets and Moria Academia. Response after the fire in Moria: We provided daily emergency relief to 500-700 peopleWe cleaned the rubbish from the…
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Update: twelve days after the fire

Update: twelve days after the fire

Dear Supporters, our accountant has just finished the preliminary overview about the expenses we had during the twelve days emergency intervention after Moria camp burned down. According to her information we have spent about 16.500 Euro for everything we did including running and admin costs. We started on Wednesday morning the 9th and stopped distribution and related activities outside the new camp after having helped to transfer a lot of vulnerable refugees by bus. As we have said in the beginning of the operation, we took care of 500 refugees, all the members of our partner teams and their families.…
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