Over the past few years, Greece has become a gateway to Europe for thousands of refugees fleeing war in places like Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Over 1 million refugees have left their homes in the hope of finding safety in this country. At least 40,000 are trapped in the asylum process, which means they’re also trapped in Greece.
Moria camp is on the Greek island of Lesbos. It has the capacity to host 1,500 people, but estimates suggest that it houses over 4,000. Men, women, and children are living in overcrowded and unsafe conditions where they’re often forced to fight for food (or risk not getting any). When they do receive food, it’s nearly always cold.
The need for support has intensified; so we've decided to help.
What We Do
We’re using a bus that's been tranformed into a mobile kitchen to feed hundreds of refugees. Today, we're serving hot meals to over 270 vulnerable women and children. By May 2018, we hope to double the number of people we're feeding.
Most of the refugees in Lesbos have experienced some kind of trauma, either in their home country or during their journey to Greece. Providing them with regular food is one way to restore the hope that, one day, things will get better.
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