Since March 2016, refugee arrivals on the north shores of Lesvos have dwindled from thousands per day to several hundred per week, or fewer. Although we have scaled back our operations as a result, we continue to support the refugees who remain on the island and whose numbers have remained stable at approximately xxxx. Our focus has been providing aid to the most vulnerable populations, including unaccompanied minors, families with special needs, and, most recently, single women.
Between the summer of 2016 and early 2017, for example, we provided essential supplementary nutrition on a weekly basis for 180 unaccompanied minors at Moria Camp as well as 330 members of vulnerable families housed at Lesvos Solidarity Camp (formerly PIKPA).
Currently, most of the unaccompanied minors have been moved to shelters, and we have been supporting them with non-food items, according to their needs. We are on standby at Moria in case of new arrivals of unaccompanied minors and continue to provide a weekly truckload of food aid to Lesvos Solidarity.
A current project is to provide necessary improvements to the single women’s section at Moria Camp so that they can prepare food and gather safely to socialize, learn, and share information. We have also created a web-based information-sharing platform called needshub.org that aims to better connect donors with smaller, established nonprofits.
As always, we also do our best to support the local community, which has suffered greatly from the ongoing loss of tourism.
Your donations make our work possible and help improve conditions for many refugees facing uncertain futures. For more information on our programs or to make a donation to support our efforts, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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