Meltwater adds further pain to the already existing chaos

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Due to warmer weather conditions on Lesbos, the snow from the past couple of days has last night started melting. The resulting meltwater is currently slowly flowing off the hill on which refugee camp Moria is situated. Tents at the bottom of the hill are therefore now surrounded by large puddles. The (volunteer-run) organisation responsible for the housing and the distribution of food and clothing, was as a result short of hands. That is why this morning more than ten volunteers of the Boat Refugee Foundation joined the organisation for a helping hand. The organisation welcomed the gesture and BRF volunteers hence provided support in among others distributing clothing, moving food items and repositioning tents that have been affected by the puddles.

Text: Bas Bakkenes
Photo’s: Bas Bakkenes