In a shocking report by Al Jazeera from the notorious Moria camp in Lesvos, refugee agencies claim that children are getting raped.
The report is titled “Children getting raped. Living in cramped spaces. No toilets. Could you survive as an asylum seeker in Moria?”
“We had patients as young as five that have been raped at Moria,” says Louise Roland-Gosselin, of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) group.
There are currently more than 8,000 people crammed into Moria camp, which was supposed to house around 2,000.
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On Thursday, 19 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) appealed to the EU and Greek authorities demanding the immediate improvement of conditions in Greece’s refugee camps.
They singled out Moria claiming that the situation is getting worse as the site is on the “verge of collapse.”
A BBC report last month claimed that Moria is the “worst in the world,” with children as young as ten attempting suicide.
A recent report by the United Nations refugee agency warned that children, including hundreds of unaccompanied boys and girls, are particularly at risk, as well as dozens of pregnant women, new-born babies, survivors of sexual violence, and other extremely vulnerable people.