dōTERRA Healing Hands™ Lesvos Refugee Crisis
The Refugee Crisis in Lesvos is heartbreaking. Over 14,000 refugees are "living" on the Greek Island at the Moria Refugee Camp, a site initially designed to accommodate 3000 people. Overcrowding has caused living conditions to drastically deteriorate. Refugees live in an unsafe and traumatic environment, in dire need of basic essentials such as food, clothes and cleaning facilities.
One of the most affected groups are pregnant women and unaccompanied minors. Pregnant women do not have proper medical attention and female hygiene products, nappies, babies' clothes and even feeding bottles are scarce. The uncertainty of their lives and the lives of their unborn children is a reality that no parent should have to face.
Their journey to the island is as perilous as the conditions they face on arrival. Dangerous, damaged and overcrowded boats, unpredictable weather conditions and unscrupulous smugglers, create a harrowing and upsetting situation for people who are already physically and mentally vulnerable.