Moria Asylum Center: Tents and Relief Items Airfreighted from Alpinter to Lesvos
The world has reacted with shock to the events on Lesvos in the past days, where a series of fires destroyed almost all of the Moria asylum center. While no casualties have been reported to date, the fires have now left 11,500 asylum seekers without adequate shelter. Among them are highly vulnerable groups, including children, pregnant women, elderly people and people with disabilities.
Several Governmental Organisations and NGOs are already responding to the unfolding crisis in Lesvos, taking advantage of Alpinter’s strategic stocks of shelter and relief items in Belgium to rapidly deliver humanitarian assistance by chartered air and land transport. Alpinter RED Tents and Alpinter BLUE Tents (with winterisation kits) have already been deployed in the Moria Camp, along with support items such as blankets, kitchen sets, jerrycans, shelter tool kits and sleeping mats.
The response to this crisis is further complicated in the context of COVID-19. Alpinter RED Tents are currently being deployed as COVID testing facilities in the camp, being well suited to the task as they are completely disinfect able with standard chorine solution. For more details and pictures of the RED Tent being deployed in Moria, please see https://www.facebook.com/SOS.Attitude.