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Refugee Christmas appeal

Thursday, 21 December 2017

IN A move that shows the true spirit of Christmas, the kind people of Ballycastle have set up an aid appeal to send relief to the refugees at Camp Moria on the Greek island of Lesvos.
Although the container won't be sent until the end of January, one of the organisers is appealing to North Antrim householders to use this opportunity to help those who face devastation on a daily basis.
Paul Kerrigan, Chair of Ballycastle Community Development Group, is one of those behind the 'North Antrim to Lesvos - Aid Relief Collection' told the Chronicle there is a desperate need for aid at the overcrowded refugee camp.
He said: "Camp Moria is a transit camp, one where the refugees register and is only built for about 2,000 people. There are currently over 6,000 people there and the level of aid they had been receiving has dropped dramatically.
"There's no sanitation, they're living in nightmare conditions with children wearing plastic bags for nappies. After speaking to Kerr Scott who was over in Lesvos for two months we decided we needed to help.

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