I had just finished a 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning census of residents, the last task of my two weeks volunteering at Moria Refugee Camp on the Island of Lesbos, Greece. I paused to take a picture looking out over Zone 6 of the camp, as the sun was first climbing into the sky. It was a beautiful sight. How could there be such a view, I wondered, in a place so often referred to as “Hell on Earth”, the worst refugee camp in the world?
I turned to climb the steps and walk away from the Camp, and saw a young girl, caught by the early sun’s rays. She held in her hands a birthday cap and a blue and white balloon.
The group I volunteered with is Movement on the Ground. It is doing incredible work in improving the conditions in the Olive Grove outside Moria Camp, and in recognizing the dignity of all. You can learn about them by following this link. Now, more than ever, the residents of Moria Refugee Camp need help. If you wish to help, you may do so here.
If you are willing to watch, read, and listen some more, I am willing to share, and then perhaps together we can make a difference. Thanks!