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Refugees' uncertain future

It may be three years after the height of Europe's refugee “crisis" but thousands of men, women and children remain in overcrowded and dangerous conditions.

Their plight has brought Lena Headey back to the island of Lesbos, Greece, where the International Rescue Committee's mental health team at the Moria reception center helps refugees and asylum seekers who are unprotected, unsupported and uncertain about their future.

This life in limbo has taken its toll. Among people the IRC has supported in Moria, six in ten have told us they have considered suicide. And almost thirty percent have attempted suicide, whether on Lesbos or before they arrived.

Moria is unsafe for everyone—but especially for women and girls. Half of the people the IRC has supported in Moria have experienced some form of sexual violence or abuse.

Refugees and asylum seekers on Lesbos are living in unacceptable conditions. Leaders in Europe and around the world must step up to ensure that everyone who is fleeing war or persecution feels safe and welcome.

Join us and follow Lena's journey as she learns more about the situation on Lesbos.

Lena's journey

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How the IRC is helping

The International Rescue Committee works to ensure that people can receive care and manage treatment for themselves and their families, from the earliest stages of a mental health crisis through recovery.

People living in Moria are in a constant state of insecurity, danger and fear. They left their country to feel safe and they have come to a place that doesn’t offer them safety. They tell us that situations in Moria are as frightening as those in the country they’ve fled.

Kiki MichailidouIRC psychologist