Help to survive

Life in the refugee camp of Lesbos, Greece, is a daily battle for survival. The volunteers of the Pope John XXIII Community have chosen to leave to provide practical help to the women, men and children who live in this forgotten place of dilapidated tents, decay and filth. First aid is provided through the distribution of food, clothes, blankets, personal hygiene items and medicines.In the camp, food is often distributed only once a day, in single-serving tubs, and the lack of running water and adequate sanitation forces people to wash in the sea.The difficulties of life in the camp cause men, women and especially children, malnutrition and poor hygiene that can cause very serious health problems. Then at night, when the temperature in the tent drops, it freezes. A few have a small electric stove as their only weak source of heat, but its use inside the tents is dangerous and causes fires. There are mothers and fathers who have seen their children die in the flames while trying to keep warm.We cannot look away. Bringing basic necessities is an urgent matter, as is paying for legal aid to protect rights that have been trampled on in this part of Europe. These people who have escaped poverty and war need us, they need you, now.Together we can protect them and there is no time to lose. Thank you.

Help to survive

Life in the refugee camp of Lesbos, Greece, is a daily battle for survival. The volunteers of the Pope John XXIII Community have chosen to leave to provide practical help to the women, men and children who live in this forgotten place of dilapidated tents, decay and filth. First aid is provided through the distribution of food, clothes, blankets, personal hygiene items and medicines.

In the camp, food is often distributed only once a day, in single-serving tubs, and the lack of running water and adequate sanitation forces people to wash in the sea.

The difficulties of life in the camp cause men, women and especially children, malnutrition and poor hygiene that can cause very serious health problems. Then at night, when the temperature in the tent drops, it freezes. A few have a small electric stove as their only weak source of heat, but its use inside the tents is dangerous and causes fires. There are mothers and fathers who have seen their children die in the flames while trying to keep warm.


We cannot look away. Bringing basic necessities is an urgent matter, as is paying for legal aid to protect rights that have been trampled on in this part of Europe. These people who have escaped poverty and war need us, they need you, now.

Together we can protect them and there is no time to lose. Thank you.



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Thousands of men, women and children who have fled war and misery arrive at the Lesbos refugee camp in Greece with the hope of a new beginning, but here they discover only more suffering. The Pope John XXIII Community has chosen to be in Lesbos to share the drama of this humanity, to give a voice to these unheard people. The presence of the Community's volunteers and of Operazione Colomba (the Community's non-violent peace corps) and the reception in the family house in Athens is indispensable: help us to be present alongside the men, women and children who are suffering in desperate silence. They need us now.

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