ASTERIAS - STARFISH FOUNDATION

Providing practical help to vulnerable people on Lesvos, both refugees and locals.

Molyvos, Lesvos Greece

The Greek island of Lesvos has hosted travellers for centuries: men, women, and children, fleeing war, persecution, and destruction.

Lesvos: Migrant arrivals

Arrivals:                Camp populations:   

Numbers are annual averages

2014 Arrivals

10,711

2015

2016

383,094

54,595

2017

11,973

2018

14,969

2019

26,974

2020

4698

2014 Refugees on Lesvos

10,000

6164

6830

10,281

21268

15,000

 

OUR STORIES

OUR WORK

At the heart of Starfish lies the belief that everyone deserves to be shown compassion, dignity, and humanity. We champion the need for integration and relationship building and the importance of implementing practical solutions that work for all.  Starfish works to better the lives of all people on Lesvos.

PROJECT AREA

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the lives of the people we work with. Our #SafeHands project supplies soap, water, and protective masks to residents of the RIC Lesvos camp, a vital component to keeping COVID cases low in the camp

PROJECT AREA

Young women, new mothers, and babies are especially vulnerable populations in the densely crowded conditions of the camp.  We work to get essential supplies to newborns, as well as providing support and guidance about breastfeeding to new and expecting mothers.

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Starfish opened an opportunity hub, OpenSpace, in 2019 for residents of Lesvos, both locals and refugees - a gathering place where people can come to learn, to share, to create. Starfish also supports local community projects such as an autism charity, support of the arts community, and local producers.  Many local initiatives support the Lesvos community.

PROJECT AREA

Starfish works to bring wellness resources to those in need, holding self-defence and empowerment classes, yoga sessions, and creative workshops for vulnerable women on Lesvos.

PROJECT AREA

We are working to build skills that will enable refugees and asylum seekers to integrate into new societies; Greek classes conducted in the camp, and English lessons for vulnerable women living outside of the camp. Our multilingual library is accessible to all those residing on Lesvos.

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We would love to hear from you! For any questions or general enquiries simply fill out the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

office@asterias-starfish.org

Tel: +30 22510 20375

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