LESVOS / MORIA CAMP CONDITIONS

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Life has become a living hell for refugees and asylum seekers at the improvised Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, a place hosting 19,000 people in a space designed for just 3000. For many of the people here, the harsh reality of their daily life at the camp has by far overshadowed the long and perilous journey to reach Europe by sea. UNHCR

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STORY: LESVOS / MORIA CAMP CONDITIONS
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SOURCE: UNHCR
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 11 FEBRUARY 2020, MORIA, LESVOS ISLAND, GREECE

SHOTLIST:

1. Med shot, crowds in camp
2. Wide shot, people in camp
3. Pan right, camp
4. Med shot, people crossing bridge over canal full of trash
5. Various shots, people in camp
6. Med shot, man fanning fire in makeshift outdoor stove
7. Tilt down, stove
8. Tracking shot, couple carrying a child in a cardbox
9. Med shot, family around fire
10. Various shots, women making bread
11. Wide shot, Sardar walking in camp
12. Tracking shot, Sardar entering toilet
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Sardar, Afghani doctor and asylum seeker:
“17,000 people live in Moria. But they have toilet, bathroom, for, I think, 3,000.’’
14. Various shots, boy washing his face with bottled water
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Sardar, Afghani doctor and asylum seeker:
“’We built here a toilet because we are here big family and the toilet is very far from here and we have children. If you want to go toilet, it takes hours to wait for the toilet.’’
16. Med shot, crowd waiting for food aid
17. Pan right, Sardar walking in crowd
18. SOUNDBITE (English) Sardar, Afghani doctor and asylum seeker:
‘’In every family one person should spend all the day for the line of food.’’
19. Med shot, Sardar waiting
20. Wide shot, crowd
21. Close up, board showing number 1000
22. SOUNDBITE (English) Sardar, Afghani doctor and asylum seeker:
“Now the turn is 1000 and my number is 3525. I must wait here a long time. It means I must wait here for food, hours.’’
23. Med shot, people waiting
24. Med shot, Sardar waiting
25. Close up, documents in Sardar’s hands
26. Pan right, children carrying bags with bottles to water point
27. Close up, kid trying a tap - no water coming out
28. SOUNDBITE (English) Sardar, Afghani doctor and asylum seeker:
‘’When we arrived here, we see there is no water. Now we must go without water again to home. It is our daily life.’’
29. Tilt up, Sardar examining an X-ray
30. Med shot, refugee patient waiting
31. SOUNDBITE (English) Sardar, Afghani doctor and asylum seeker:
‘’Very bad condition for these people. He has cancer and they do nothing for them.’’
32. Wide shot, family sitting around fire
33. SOUNDBITE (English) Sardar, Afghani doctor and asylum seeker:
‘’The medical care is very poor because of the overcrowding.’’
34. Various shots, people in camp

STORYLINE:

Life has become a living hell for refugees and asylum seekers at the improvised Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, a place hosting 19,000 people in a space designed for just 3000. For many of the people here, the harsh reality of their daily life at the camp has by far overshadowed the long and perilous journey to reach Europe by sea.

As Greece remains the primary entry point for migrants into Europe, refugees and asylum seekers who reach the overcrowded makeshift shelters in Moria on the Greek island of Lesvos are struggling to survive at a site which is al-ready at eight times its capacity.

Most of the refugees here flee from war, violence and human rights viola-tions. As they land on the shores of the island, they are assigned to reception centres where they stay for weeks and sometimes months while their cases are decided. But with the lengthy asylum procedures and the lack of reception capacity in the mainland, conditions remain extremely dire at Moria where thousands of people are desperately calling for basic humanitarian needs including clean water, heat, sanitation, adequate food and medical care

Afghan asylum seeker Sardar spends all his day waiting in line for water and food that sometimes runs out. He often returns back to his tent empty hand-ed. The 41-year-old doctor says the conditions are very harsh for all and especially for those with medical needs.

SOUNDBITE (English) Sardar, Afghani doctor and asylum seeker:
‘’Very bad condition for these people. He has cancer and they do nothing for them.’’

UNHCR has called the Greek government to take emergency measures to address the alarming overcrowding, improve conditions and access to ser-vices and ensure an efficient and fair asylum process to accelerate transfers of refugees to appropriate accommodation on the mainland.

More than 36,000 asylum seekers are now staying in reception centres across Greece’s five islands which were originally designed for 5,400 people. Longer-term solutions and improvement of conditions on the islands are necessary but will only be possible once the overcrowded centres are decongested.
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