We are Movement On The Ground


Motivated to change the game of humanitarian aid for refugees, Movement On The Ground's mission is to provide a dignified, sustainable and innovative response to the refugee crisis, that involves and benefits both refugees and their host community.
We aim to maintain a fixed presence of the Greek islands on Lesvos and Samos, running projects in and around camps centred on our philosophy. We unlock the power and potential of refugees and include them in the running of our projects. We make them feel powerful and valuable. Together, we are working to improve their living conditions, maximise their skills and increase their connection to their host community in Greece.  
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Working towards greater safety in the Olive Groves

12-06-2020 | 00:00 Safety is a basic human need and right. Everyone deserves to feel safe and out of harms way. But for the people living in camps on the Greek islands, their feeling of safety is more than often compromised. Over the past months, we have seen and been alerted to more and more safety issues around Moria camp, in particular. Concerned about this rise, we decided to work closely with the residents of the Olive Groves to implement some basic safety mechanisms. The lack of lighting in the evenings was causing great concern, so we installed floodlights across the Olive Grove campUs. These powerful lamps help to illuminate the vast and densely populated landscape by night, making it safer for women and children in particular to travel to areas like the wash units. The outbreak of fires have also been a pressing issue, with flames recently sweeping across both Vathy camp on Samos and Moria camp on Lesvos. In reaction, we have fire prevention methods around the Olive Groves by setting up easily accessible fire extinguisher posts. If a fire were to start, these fire extinguishers are now readily available to stop an outbreak. By all means, these mechanisms do not ensure the complete safety of the Olive Groves, as there is still great work to be done. However, they are an important step in the journey towards creating a greater feeling of safety for the Olive Grove community. A special thanks to our partners including Choose Love for helping us make this possible.
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