Small places like the island of Lesbos are located on the refugee route towards Europe. These places were overwhelmed with helping the high number of refugees and desperately needed support!
DOMOs and humanitarian Design
Situation in Lesbos was severe: people sleeping on the street, registration lines taking days and in some cases no access to drinking water and food. Conditions like these were a rule rather than an exception.
MORE THAN SHELTERS cooperated with local and international volunteers, as well as with a local, civilian network Village of All Together to improve the conditions of the self-organised camp PIKPA. This camp was one of the three camps situated on Lesbos and received wounded, sick and disabled people, many of them survivors of shipwrecks.
DOMOs form a basis for humane sheltering. Their modularity enables easy configuration; the covering, for instance, is readily exchangeable according to seasonal needs, including a winter-proof version. The room shapes and sizes can also be individually modified.
On October 2015, ten DOMOs arrived in Lesbos. Team members of MORE THAN SHELTERS were at the scene to guide and support the implementation and setup of DOMOs. The goal of our project was to ensure the survival of the arriving refugees.
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