Volunteers for Lesvos – unterstützt Menschen auf der Flucht!
Heute schreibt uns Luke über den beginnenden Regen und die daraus folgenden Konsequenzen für die Geflüchteten auf Lesbos:
Summer has ended in Greece, and with it’s end has come rain. None of us are unfamiliar with rain. It catches you unaware, soaks your clothes and your hair, prevents you from using your phone whilst walking down the street, and will most likely put you in a bad mood, the type which only a hot drink and warm bed will assuage. But for most of us, the inconvenience of rain ends at the door to our home. There are almost 9,000 migrants living on Lesvos, and for the majority the rain brings intense discomfort and suffering. Hundreds occupy the Olive Grove next to Camp Moria, residing in makeshift tents, unable to keep out the severe downpour that consistently falls through November-February. A lack of clothes (in particular waterproof shoes and coats) combined with a lack of power or heating means that many must wear their wet and damp clothes in order to try and stay warm. No comfort can be found in warm food or drink. Many must try to sleep and shelter in water. It is near impossible to distribute clothes without soaking them in the downpour, and the lack of water protection means that few leave their tents and homes in order to get food. There are thousands of cold, wet, hungry, unprotected, miserable, suffering people, and as of this message there has been just twenty-four hours of rain. Thankfully, more winter clothes and shoes are being donated, but they can only do so much when paired with a home flooded by water. We continue to distribute our daily meals and weekly foodboxes, and hope that the heat and sustenance can help warm the migrants of Lesvos, if only for a few minutes each day. Without this basic right, many would face the coming days, weeks and months without a shred of comfort, adding to the unbearable, countless sufferings that seem to relentlessly rise for almost 9,000 people like you and I.