Refugee4Refugees has adapted to changes in refugee arrivals and needs as the crisis wears into it's fourth year.
R4R has resumed search and rescue activities on the south shore of Lesvos for the summer of 2018. Working closely with other NGOs in Lesvos, R4R is responsible for boat spotting, patrolling, and assisting in boat landings on the shoreline south of Mytilini. We are no longer working from the north shore.
R4R will be opening a community centre to better address the needs of the people in Moria, targeted to open in June 2018. Habibi Land Community Centre is intended to support the needs for wellness and a sense of community to the refugees living in Moria camp. The approach taken to the Habibiland Project is gender-sensitive, inclusive, and integrative, with a particular focus on targeting the key demographics of Moria refugee camp. The project will provide gym equipment and facilities for the population of Moria, as well as providing a space for sports (football, volleyball, basketball, etc.), children’s activities, and yoga/dance. To facilitate the inclusion of historically underprivileged groups (namely women and children), the community centre will also provide womens-only activities, womens-only days, and female trainers to empower women through sport and wellness. Additionally, the project will provide children’s activities to the children of Moria camp, facilitating sports education, empowerment through sport, and teamwork.
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