Entries by Benjamin

“This may sound bizarre: but compared to what I experience here, Lesvos felt almost like a vacation for me as a volunteer doctor.”

  Leonard Kirn studied medicine in Berlin and is currently doing his residency in anesthesiology and intensive care medicine. Back when he was still a student, he made the decision to work in humanitarian aid one day. He was always concerned with the situation of people on the move, so he decided to get his […]

“I’ve always wanted to provide humanitarian aid”

  Natalie Faddul, 31, is a doctor from Hamburg. She lived in Berlin for twelve years, where she began her residency in internal medicine – until she came to Greece in May 2020. She planned to stay for a few weeks only, but ended up staying on a humanitarian aid mission until now. When the […]

“Most of the parents feel helpless” – “I usually explain to them that their children are normal, but the circumstances are not”

  Alexandra Osterhues is a specialist doctor for children and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy in training, coming from Hannover. Her first mission with MVI took her to Lesvos where she supported a mental health project that aims to provide stability and psychological care to young children and their parents in this very difficult environment. How […]

The situation on Lesvos – our doctor Amar providing insights

1 year after the burning of Moria, there is hardly anymore attention for the people there. Asylum procedures have been accelerated – many refugees received a rejected asylum decision and are now on the Greek mainland or have disappeared. Due to the strict border controls of the coast guards and “illegal pushbacks” hardly any people […]

Interview with our Interpreter Nasir

Please introduce yourself… I’m Nasir Mahmoodzada, 26 years old and I am an interpreter for MVI in the mental health clinic.  Where do you come from? I come from Afghanistan.  When did you come to Lesvos? I arrived on 18th of August 2016.  Are you here all by yourself? Yes, I’m here by myself. How […]