Lesvos is one of Greece’s most beautiful islands in the Aegean sea. Since the Syrian war and the increasing turmoil in the Middle East, rafts and boats continue to make their way to Lesvos. Each day thousands of people fleeing from conflict seek shelter in refugee camps.
Movement on the ground is a foundation that responds to humanitarian crisis. They have been actively involved in providing shelter, food and safety to displaced people arriving on Lesvos. One example of a refugee camp on Lesvos where Movement On The Ground operates is that of the so-called Kara Tepe Community.
Thanks to a generous donation from Van Gansewinkel, the WakaWaka Foundation was able to provide 972 WakaWaka lights to Movement On The Ground in Lesbos in January 2017. These solar lights were distributed in the Kara Tepe community amongst refugees, volunteers and aid workers. The volunteers and aid workers use the WakaWaka lights for emergencies, activities, and repairs of homes after sunset. The refugees who receive a WakaWaka Light, of which many are children, use the device to shine light in their homes during the nights. The WakaWakas give families a feeling of safety and security before bedtime. In the dark, children are able to read and people can leave their tent to go to the bathroom without feeling unsafe.