Moria is an exceptionally over-crowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, recently ravaged by fires
The situation at the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos has not improved after several major fires around two weeks ago. Following protests over Western European governments’ inaction (and general reluctance to accept any of the desperate people from the camp), a number of citizens in Groningen have joined forces to raise money for the camp’s residents.
Under the heading “050 for Moria” (050voorMoria) they want to collect as much money as possible for emergency aid, with a day of action on Sunday 27 September. The art academy Minerva is arranging a pop-up store with artworks for sale, and there is a large online and offline pub quiz at (and by) EM2. Organisers are also happy to hear from and support further initiatives. As reported by the GIC.
The collected total will be donated to Team Humanity, with whom the “050voorMoria” team is in close contact. Team Humanity will use the money for vital items for camp residents, and is also in contact with other NGOs present there that may require donations. Due to the chaotic circumstances at Moria, the situation changes almost every day.
Everyone that is cooperating is doing so on a voluntary basis, and free of charge. EM2 is making its facilities and staff available. Various shopkeepers in the heart of the city are also offering prizes for the quiz.
Any further donations can be deposited at NL11 BUNQ 2047 3972 00 in the name of 050voorMoria.
On Sunday 27 September, everyone can visit EM2 for the Minerva pop-up store between 15:00 and 19:00. Children are of course also very welcome to attend. The big online and offline pub quiz will start at 20:00. The entire event can also be followed at home thanks to Gewoon.live.
The 050voorMoria team is calling on people and organizations, which are also developing relief campaigns, to join on 27 September. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org