Les femmes, les oubliées du camp de Moria
Report produced in February 2020
The population of the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos in Greece has almost tripled, from 7,000 last summer to 20,000 today. On this former military ground that has become a jungle, women represent 22 percent of the population. Their daily life is a repetition of hours of waiting to receive a meal, consult a doctor, take a shower or even to go to the toilet. “We have no electricity here and everyone is sick,” says Raziyeh, a young woman who arrived on the island three months ago. Their mental health is also worrying. “People are going crazy here”, says Zara, a young Afghan woman who has survived for six months in the camp and who suffers from insomnia. In this confined space, women testify to their anxieties and fears, but above all to their resilience.