Medical Mission Lesvos

In 2015 the Boat Refugee Foundation (BRF) started its first mission on Lesvos. Almost every day dozens of volunteers were standing on the beaches to receive refugees with a friendly word and a helping hand.

From emergency care to a more structural medical mission

In 2015 and early 2016 the Boat Refugee Foundation mainly provided emergency aid at the northern coast of Lesvos. Since 2016 we moved our mission to the southern part of the island to work in the refugee camps Kara Tepe and Moria and the Caritas Hotel. Because of to the EU-Turkey-deal (March 2016) people were forced to stay months or even years in the camps under extreme circumstances. As many refugees needed more professional medical care, we started setting up qualified medical teams.

Ending and restarting our medical mission

In de summer of 2017, we ended our medical missions in the refugee camps Kara Tepe and the Caritas Hotel. The activities were transferred to other non-profit organizations, who set up a complete program to provide good care to the refugees in Kara Tepe and the Caritas Hotel. On the first of January 2018, we temporarily ended our medical mission in camp Moria as well.

On the first of May 2018, we restarted our medical mission in camp Moria, providing good medical care in cooperation with Greek organizations, like Keelpno and ERCI. Every day a team of doctors and nurses are working hard, providing medical care for refugees in the camp. At the moment the team is working shifts from 5 PM till 12 AM from our clinic in a cabin in Moria.


In September 2017 reporter Lucas Waagmeester (NL) made an extensive item about the situation in camp Moria and about our activities for the news show Nieuwsuur (in Dutch).

Vluchtelingenopvang op Lesbos

“Mensen leven in de smerigheid. Het is echt een puinhoop. Het kamp zit bomvol. Europa en Griekenland hadden echt iets te verbergen. Dat is wel duidelijk." Correspondent Lucas Waagmeester filmde stiekem in het vluchtelingenkamp Moria op Lesbos.

Posted by Nieuwsuur on Friday, September 15, 2017