Mohammad, a refugee from Afghanistan, standing in the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos. He has no contact to his parents.

Mohammad, a refugee from Afghanistan, standing in the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos. He has no contact to his parents.

Foto: Nikos Pilos / Der Spiegel

Underage Refugees The Desperate Children of Moria

One boy has to sell his brother to the smugglers, another leaves his sister behind. DER SPIEGEL has spent months documenting the fates of four unaccompanied minors from the Moria camp on Lesbos. Not all of them make it to Germany.
DER SPIEGEL 12/2021
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Children in Moria playing with water bottles. Mohammad is standing to the right.

Children in Moria playing with water bottles. Mohammad is standing to the right.

Foto: Nikos Pilos / DER SPIEGEL
Aid worker Elena Moustaka: Children have reported being raped.

Aid worker Elena Moustaka: Children have reported being raped.

Foto: Nikos Pilos / DER SPIEGEL
Refugee women learning English in the camp's school

Refugee women learning English in the camp's school

Foto: Nikos Pilos / DER SPIEGEL
Rahela with her husband and children: Her brother Nasir has made it to Germany.

Rahela with her husband and children: Her brother Nasir has made it to Germany.

Foto: Nikos Pilos / Der Spiegel
Camp Moria: Children standing in line waiting for drinks.

Camp Moria: Children standing in line waiting for drinks.

Foto: Nikos Pilos / DER SPIEGEL
Nasir has bought himself a punching bag and boxing gloves.

Nasir has bought himself a punching bag and boxing gloves.

Foto: Milos Djuric / Der Spiegel
A girl in the new camp at Kara Tepe: Many children in the camp started sleep walking after the fire in Moria.

A girl in the new camp at Kara Tepe: Many children in the camp started sleep walking after the fire in Moria.

Foto: Julian Busch / DER SPIEGEL
Teenagers playing soccer at the new camp

Teenagers playing soccer at the new camp

Foto: Julian Busch / DER SPIEGEL
Children in the camp at Kara Tepe: Psychologists have reported that some children are pulling their hair out.

Children in the camp at Kara Tepe: Psychologists have reported that some children are pulling their hair out.

Foto: Julian Busch
Soleiman, in a forest near Hamburg. He embarked on an inflatable raft 12 times.

Soleiman, in a forest near Hamburg. He embarked on an inflatable raft 12 times.

Foto: Niklas Grapatin / Der Spiegel