A total of around 15,000 refugees are currently living on the Greek islands, around half of them staying in the makeshift camp Kara Tepe on Lesbos. This camp was built after the fire in the Moria refugee camp in September 2020. The new camp is fenced with barbed wire and guarded. Over 2,500 children live in the Kara Tepe camp. They have to sleep in unheated tents, often on hard ground. Usually two families live in one tent. Each family has about eight square meters available.
The hygiene situation in the warehouse is also absolutely inadequate; there are far too few showers and toilets. Hundreds of people have to queue up in the camp every day to get water. Unfortunately, we had to recognize on site that a new “old Moria” is emerging step by step before our eyes. It is indeed a shame for Europe to deliberately wear down people and steal their lifetimes for political reasons.
But we can help! At least we can improve the situation on site a little with our donations and our willingness to help. We give hope and dignity to the people there. We listen and we realize that these people are full of hope for a new future.