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FIRE EMERGENCY RESPONSE
In the early hours of the 9th of September 2020, huge fires, fanned by strong winds, ravaged Moria camp, destroying nearly everything. The day after, the 10th of September, the parts of the camp that were spared burned down.
The situation is horrendous because the nearly 13,000 residents of the camp lost their tents and homes. Most of their belongings are completely destroyed. These fires come on top of the six months of lock down of the camp and in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak. The lock down remains in place, meaning that asylum seekers are stranded in the area surrounding the camp, where they stay on the streets and in fields.
The Fenix Humanitarian Legal Aid team, with your support, is assisting asylum seekers in this chaotic and concerning situation. The team provides protection assistance to people with disabilities and complex medical conditions. We monitor and assist our clients who are extra vulnerable and are actively searching for those unaccompanied minors who have still not been identified and evacuated. Our big team is being deployed to help other organizations with the distribution of food, water and non-food items. Finally, we provide psychological first aid.
Please help us to continue our support by donating and raising awareness about the situation.
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Thank you for your support!
Photo made by Karol Kras
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