For three nights in a row, most of the 12,000 refugees that lived inside and outside Moria refugee camp on Lesvos have been forced to sleep in the streets under very difficult conditions. Without any other alternative, they stayed from Wednesday in the central provincial road of Moria, in nearby beaches, olive groves and even a cemetery. Among them, there were 4.000 children with their families. Meal distribution started with a delay of nearly two days, late on Thursday afternoon, without however any care of how all refugees would have access to the distribution. According to the testimonies provided by refugees, the police prohibited them from reaching Mytilene town or other villages in order to buy food. Among all others, the lack of access to electricity caused them many difficulties in the contact with their families. The immensely taut atmosphere was burdened by threats and attacks by a segment of locals who oppose the establishment of any new facility for refugees on the island and are supported on this by representatives of the municipal authority.
*Nasim, male asylum-seeker from Afghanistan who lived inside Moria camp
*Radha is a single female asylum-seekers from Syria with serious health issues. She lived in a tent outside Moria camp.
*Ahmad, male asylum-seeker from Guinea who lived in a tent in Moria
* All names have been changed to protect privacy and security