“The photo of the dead body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi on a beach focused the world’s attention for a short while on the escalating refugee crisis, but are people aware that hundreds of children some just a few months old have drowned crossing the waters from Turkey to Greece ?”
Mercy Worldwide has been at the forefront of providing humanitarian aid to the Syrian Refugees since 2013
Providing help in time of despair…
MWT is one of very few charities operating on the island of Lesbos and Moria these are main port of arrival for the thousands of refugees fleeing the unrelenting conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and facing as one UN official stated “totally shameful” conditions.
”Hundreds of women and children are dying as they live and sleep in their own filth, with no shelter, adequate food, water or warm clothing. In the worst possible conditions, women are giving birth to babies who will probably end up dying due to lack of shelter, food and insanitary conditions “.
According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) only recently more than 56,000 people, mostly Syrians, were recorded arriving on Lesbos, Chios and other Greek islands. As the figures rise there are fears that more deaths will occur through not only drowning but also lack of adequate shelter and medical aid as the weather worsens.
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Some pictures of our recent work since September 2015