Emergency relief efforts
To respect current COVID-19 restrictions put in place by Greece's government and to keep our team safe, we have paused emergency relief efforts. As restrictions begin to lift, we will restart these efforts to continue helping refugees meet their basic needs.
We hope you will consider sharing your humanity and making a donation so that we can provide emergency relief materials as soon as we are safely able to do so.
our response to the Camp Moria fires
Shared Humanity launched an immediate emergency response for those impacted and displaced by the fires in Camp Moria.
Camp Moria is the largest refugee camp in Europe and it has been completely destroyed after massive fires broke out on Tuesday at the overcrowded site on Greece's Lesbos island.
Thousands of asylum seekers were left homeless after fleeing for their lives as a huge fire ripped through the entire migrant facility. The refugee camp is home to an estimated 13,000 people, more than six times its maximum capacity of 2,200 people. More than 4,000 children, including 407 unaccompanied minors.
Shared Humanity worked with refugee-led teams on the ground to deliver packages of food, water, baby milk and diapers directly to families and their children. As little as $150 was able to get a family what they needed for the week. Thank you to those who donated and shared their humanity with those who needed it most.