Sharp Rise in Refugee Arrivals on Lesvos

As the Summer months continue, the number of people fleeing war, persecution and disaster continues to grow. This past month, 1.572 people came by boat to Lesvos, Greece, to request asylum. So far this is the highest amount per month this year. The refugees are coming mainly from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Democratic Republic of Congo. Most of these people are now living in Moria Camp while awaiting for their asylum case to be processed. Our All4Women Community Centre is located right outside the camp and we are honoured serve the new women and children with warm showers, laundry facilities and other much needed services and activities they cannot so easily access in camp.

PS: pictured in the featured image is the place on Lesvos named “Life Jacket Graveyard”, where the life jackets left behind by the refugees who arrived, and by those who drowned, are dumped.

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