909, 2020


I am heartbroken and in shock! Moria Camp on Lesvos, Greece has been devastated by a catastrophic fire. It housed 15,000 refugees.  It is now uninhabitable. All the medical clinics are destroyed (*except for MSF located outside the camp). The isolation unit for Covid patients - GONE, Primary Care Clinics - GONE, Central Triage - GONE, Womens Health - GONE, [...]

2803, 2020

March 27: Calling All Medical Providers!

The Hands On Global team are all safely home from the Moria Refugee Camp in Lesbos, Greece. We were reluctant to leave but felt we had no choice with the EU borders closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We left behind 22,000 refugees who do not have the privilege to leave. There are currently only 6 doctors and 6 nurses [...]

1703, 2020

March 17: Waiting it out . . . thank you for donating!

Today the medical clinic was closed. Everyone was working to get bedding and clothing in place for the 200 plus people needing shelter due to yesterday’s fire. The UNHCR worked to reissue paperwork as people have lost their papers. This is scary. Parents mourning the loss of their child, people were injured. One of our lovely sweet translators and her [...]

1603, 2020

March 16: With a heavy heart we are leaving.

We are in the midst of a hell realm - a huge fire today inside the camp, one child died, several hundred now without shelter. What else can go wrong ? Well Covid 19, the medical NGOs talking but still no direct actions to deal with this, the Greek hospital unwilling to address the potential of a disaster in Moria, [...]

1303, 2020

March 12: Dedication, compassion, and love is what will save us in the end.

Well another busy day in the clinic. It is pretty intense. All the medical NGOs are working hard as so many medical staff left due to the violence. Then the One Happy Family that housed the Doc Mobile clinic is closed due to the fire. Now, the Coronavirus scare and we are having discussions about our safety, medical resources [...]