A fire has destroyed Europe’s largest refugee camp on the island of Lesvos, leaving 13,000 people without shelter, including around 4000 children. The maximum capacity of the camp is 2,500 and as a result the conditions had become intolerable for some.
This in addition to the impact of COVID-19 quarantine led to a protest from which the fire initiated. Our thoughts are with the community - who are having to endure further trauma - and our inspirational partners at Dirty Girls of Lesvos.
For those of you who have asked how to help - here are three organisations on the ground on Lesvos. Their work is vital.
We have a really active support team in town which is going to bring a container full of sleepingbags, food and toiletries there on sunday. Spent half of my day with finding "cheap" sleepingbags and was very succesful in the end.