- 24 November 2016

An Ideas Box for isolated minors in the island of Lesbos


Since March 20th, more than 5,000 refugees are trapped in the Moria camp, now transformed into an open-roof prison. Risking their own lives, the refugees are now seeking to register themselves as asylums and to avoid returning to Turkey. At the present time, the refugees do not have permission to leave the island. Besides the aid provided by religious organizations, the inhabitants of the Moria Camp receive insufficient support. In this camp of Moria, Libraries Sans Frontieres works in the reception center for isolated minors, where more than one hundred children live for a duration of a few weeks to several months.

Project objectives

  • Provide safe spaces where children, adolescents and the most vulnerable can rest and relax, thus help fight against stress and insecurity in the camp.
  • Provide an internet connection and communication tools to allow refugees to find, reassure or just contact their loved ones.
  • Provide access to high-quality information on places of transit and travel, legal and administrative processes (asylum law), actors and services present in the area.


Isolated minors living in the closed reception center inside the Moria camp.


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