With the ever-increasing numbers of refugees in Lesvos, conditions in Moria Camp are highly unsafe and inhumane. Our project launched in December 2019. Of the 1156 unaccompanied minors, over 600 children were homeless, sleeping rough in the olive fields next to Camp of Moria with limited or no access to electricity, food, and other basic services and support. Denied medical services, legal support, and shelter, they are exposed to human trafficking, drug abuse, violent attacks, and sexual abuse.
Our team was trained to identify this highly vulnerable population across 19 hectares of land, within 20,000 people. Searching tent by tent, structure by structure, the team locates, identifies and assesses the immediate needs of these forgotten children. Each child receives emergency aid packs, while many are administered much needed medical aid, basic shelter, asylum appointments and grossly neglected cases, legal support.
The project will aim to provide support to all unaccompanied minors on Lesvos. After helping with these children's basic needs, the immediate goal is to contribute to a more equitable and less traumatic asylum process. Since 2017, more than 1500 children have participated in the Gekko School Kids programs where we attempt to return a sense of normalcy to their lives, with the ultimate goal being more empowered children and an easier integration process into their final host communities.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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