Updates and field stories

Moria totally damaged

Tuesday night and Wednesday morning on the 9th of September, Moria Refugee Camp on Lesvos burned down. The Greek Government confirms that no deaths are reported, but 13 000 displaced persons are now without a roof over their head and have lost what little they had. Lesvos must be evacuated now!

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Moria under lockdown – activity packs for unaccompanied minors

Due to an increase of Covid-19 cases, Moria Refugee Camp is now under lockdown. A Drop in the Ocean fears for the mental health of the unaccompanied minors. Our team on the ground have, among other things, distributed activity packs to keep the children distracted.

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Recruiting volunteer English teachers in Nea Kavala

Nea Kavala is a camp located in Northern Greece and hosts approximately 1,500 refugees and asylum seekers. Adults living here have limited access to education, and learning English equips residents of the camp with self-confidence and prepares them for their future.

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Concerned about the COVID-19 development on Lesvos and the situation for unaccompanied minors

In recent days, Greek authorities have imposed restrictive Covid-19 measures on Lesvos. The background is an increasing number of persons infected on the island, as well as the rest of the country.

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Update from our coordinators on Lesvos

Last week we were informed that due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Greece, the Greek government decided to limit the entrance in Moria refugee camp to essential NGOs. Unfortunately, we are not among those. This means that we had to immediately stop all our activities and projects with the un-accompanied minors in Moria.

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