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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What is life actually like in the Greek hotspots? | AYS

At least some of the most vulnerable people on Samos were able to spend recent nights in the warmth. The continuing effort of various NGOs managed to do what should be the governments business as usual in winter: Making sure people have a roof over their heads and stay warm. With combined efforts, the NGOs were able to get permission to provide emergency shelter in community spaces for 16 people, including pregnant women and young families. They hope to be able to also shelter the elderly and those with medical needs in the coming days. Only 800 of some 3,500…
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Open letter: Christmas greeting from Moria II | medico.de

Self-organized refugee groups from the new Moria camp address Europe in a Christmas letter. The letter of the medico partner organizations in the wording. "Dear Europeans, dear Mrs von der Leyen We wish you a Merry Christmas from the new refugee camp in Lesvos. We hope you can celebrate despite the hardships we all face due to the Corona pandemic crisis. Three months ago after the old Moria camp burned down, we moved  to a new camp and now we live here with 7000 refugees. In September we were promised much better conditions in this new camp and we were…
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