Isn’t it time that we wake up?
Last week, A Drop in the Ocean started working inside the “safe zone” in Moria Camp on Lesvos. The safe zone is a fenced in area inside Moria where 72 unaccompanied children live. Behind bars. They are all orphaned, the youngest being only 1,5 years. This weekend (August 2019) we were notified that one of the boys had been killed inside the so-called “safe zone.” Two other boys were injured, one of them critical. We feared that something like this could happen. When all the other volunteer organizations leave Moria in the evening, so does the majority of police officers working in the camp. Only a handful of police officers, guards and other government staff remain. Monica Skilbrei, one of our field workers on Lesvos describes the last couple of days in camp, and how they experienced being notified about the horrific event happening this weekend.