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We are an organisation that started in 1992 during the Yugoslavian war and wake up when needed.
We served almost 1.000.000 meals in Idomeni in 2017 all through donations and with unpaid volunteers.
After years of warnings, campaigns, demonstrations and apathy from the European Parliament, the inevitable has happened: The largest refugee camp in Europe has gone up in flames.
Since Covid-19 arrived on the global stage, there has been speculation as to what would happen if the virus were to manifest itself in a place where the general rules are in no way enforceable. Although the Greek authorities have been using Covid-19 since the beginning of March to make the lives of the migrants in the camp more difficult, there has been a dramatic lack of investment in infrastructure to ensure effective protection in the event of an outbreak. It was clear that the Greek authorities had no intention whatsoever of taking the health of the camp's residents seriously.
When the virus was detected last week, the camp was immediately locked up. But the damage had already been done. During the fire, 15 000 people lost their tents and possessions. People moved into the surrounding olive groves in search of safety and some were trapped by the police on their way to Mytilini. The first reaction of the Greek government was to declare a state of emergency and send 3 platoons of mobile unit to the island. There is not a word about aid, reconstruction or assistance.
Organisations active on the island are trying to do the best they can, but the number of people in need makes it impossible to help everyone. Food is cooked, blankets are distributed and medical assistance is provided wherever possible. For now we expect little progress in the situation, because a solution is not obvious.
We - as unpaid volunteers - offer tangible support in the form of meals and personal protective equipment.
Want to help? Donations are extremely welcome.
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