everyone has the right to safety, shelter, food and water

We are MOVEMENT ON THE GROUND, a foundation responding to a humanitarian crisis affecting the innocent men, women and children forced from their homes by climate change, poverty and war.

Project: From Sea to Safety

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COASTAL

There are spotters who search for boats as they approach the coast. There are rescue boats ready to guide them away from dangerous coast areas and towards the volunteers.

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MEDICAL

Along the entire route on the island there are volunteer medical stations and mobile doctors waiting to help the most vulnerable. Hypothermia, dehydration, shock are most common.

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SHELTER

We aim to help winter proof the various areas where the need arises, providing structural support and  identifying these needs in camps all along the island route. Each camp is its own world with its own focusses and challenges.

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THE GIVING FOOD TRUCK

The Giving food truck is a volunteer run, industrial mobile kitchen currently parked on the island of Lesvos. It can provide thousands of healthy, hot meals 24/7 to the refugees and aid workers there.

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THE PROBLEM

The Humanitarian crisis situation and circumstances of refugees in Greece.

THE GOALS

To provide structural support to major transit camps on Lesvos and the Greek mainland  in the form of heat, shelter and hot food. To strengthen the resources needed at points of arrival for rescue and medical teams on the ground.

THE ACHIEVEMENTS

Movement On The Ground has donated the first batch of generators, tent-heaters, lighting masts, announcement systems, blankets, tarps, crowd safety tools, rescue equipment, medical equipment and signage.

Movement On The Ground has donated an industrial grade Food Truck capable of providing thousands of hot meals a day.

Help Us Today

Human to human. Power through helping. We are inspired by those who volunteer and hope you are as well. These are just some of the many ways you can get involved with the MOVEMENT ON THE GROUND.

DONATE

    Donate here to help fund a consistent supply of general needs to the island of Lesvos. Help us help them to never run out.

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SPONSORS

    Do you think your company can help? We are always looking for innovative ways to provide lighting, electricity, heating, medical supplies, food, tools and so much more.
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VOLUNTEERS

    Time is precious and can be donated as well! Here are some of the many volunteer opportunities available on Lesvos.

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Recent News

This first week of February was a good one. The sea crossing from Turkey to Greece seems to get safer by different initiatives taken.

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When Oxy camp closed this winter we had to keep our cool so we could relocate as much warmth possible to other locations at Lesvos.

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By request of Movement On The Ground, Sunweb and Transavia decided to join forces and operate a direct flight from Amsterdam to Lesvos..

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