Omid, a pharmacist from Afghanistan, is part of the Corona Awareness Team. (Within weeks they informed residents of Moria about the new Coronavirus and set up structures to cope with a possible outbreak inside the refugee camp): “The only request all the people here have is that they want to move from here to a good and safe place – to a ‘a little bit European place’. Nothing here is European but we are in Europe. No one wants to stay here but people are forced to stay and they don’t know for how long. The one thing they know is that ‘we are going to be here for a while’. So, they should have the chance to build something for themselves, organize themselves. To be alive, to survive.”
“The people here they make these tents, these structures, these mosques, these shops, these bakeries, all of this they made it by themselves. They created a team to raise awareness and give advice on the Coronvirus. The people here are not waiting for others, for NGOs to come and help. To come and clean their toilets. No, these people are able to build something for themselves, to stand on their own feed if only they get the chance to do and the support for it.” and other worshipping places.