Chronology of Incidents on Lesvos

How 20.000 refugees just want to leave and conservative islanders, as well as solidary people want them to travel forward – Everybody for very different reasons.


  • 06.01.2020

    Suicide of a young, Iranian man, who was caged in the deportation section of Moria without medical and psychological care. On the next day: protest of many residents of Moria who blame the public authorities and the degrading conditions for this suicide.

  • 17.01.2020

    Arguments at night. Knifing because of cell phones, with several injured and two death young refugees. The uncertain future, the poky and awful living conditions result to more aggressions between the young men. One of the deaths was a survivor of the shipwreck in June 2019.


  • 22.01.2020


    Conservative politicians, parties, businesspeople call out for a general strike with the demand “We want our island back”. All stores follow the strike, thousands are on the streets.

  • 30.01.2020

    Demonstration of women groups from Moria/Kara Tepe and Mytilini with call for mobility.



  • 31.01.2020


    Mayor of South-Lesvos, Verros, closes ‘Stage 2’. The transit camp outside of Skala Sikaminias was managed by the UNHCR.

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