Provide Refugees with Soap to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Target: Katerina Sakellaropoulou, President, Greece

Goal: Provide refugees with soap and other essential care items to ensure they stay safe from the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are hundreds of thousands of refugees around the world stuck in squalid camps without access to clean water or soap, making them prime targets for the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of men, women, and children may die if they are not given the basics they need to simply wash their hands.

In one Greek refugee camp, there are over 20,000 refugees (17,000 over the camp’s maximum capacity). These individuals lack running water and soap. Water sanitation and hygiene workers were forced to evacuate the camps because of anti-refugee activists threatening them with violence. Now, the overcrowded camp is on lock down, making it harder than ever for these individuals to have basic access to healthcare necessities.

Soap is a human right, not a privilege. To deny these individuals basic soap and water will surely result in a horrific number of deaths. Demand that the Greek government provide soap and sanitation to refugees to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Dear President Sakellaropoulou,

Over 20,000 refugees in one Greek camp lack running water and soap, two of the surefire ways they can protect themselves from the deadly coronavirus sweeping the planet. If they are not given these human rights essentials, thousands of men, women, and children will surely die.

Soap and water are something every human being should have access to, especially now. It is a right, not a privilege. I demand that you supply refugees with the basic necessities they need to protect themselves from COVID-19.


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