The Moria refugee camp is Europe´s prime symbol of the so-called refugee crisis of 2015. The book of MORIA, named after the notorious camp, offers readers a unique insight into a dark chapter of contemporary European history.
Child psychologist and Doctors Without Boarders field worker, Katrin Glatz Brubakk, regularly worked as a volunteer and therapist in the camp from 2015 - 2022, gaining profound insight in the development of the camp and the refugees´ situation. In companianship with journalist Guro Kulset Merakerås, she has turned her eye witness experiences from the camp and the relief work on the island of Lesbos into a pageturner that combines close human portraits with historical and political overview. The book helps readers understand why Moria became the largest refugee camp in Europe and a humanitarian catastrophe unprecedented in modern Europe. Brubakk, a experienced trauma psychologist, also gives an introduction to the psychological mechanisms at play for people in a refugee situation, and the short and long term psychological consequences of becoming a refugee or migrant, living in Moria or other camps.
Norwegian reviewers praised the book as beeing "disturbingly good", "strong, educational and well-written", "a testemony of high value" and "a humantistic project that lets the migrants stuck in greek islands reenter our consciousness".