A shocking video showing the moment a desperate refugee tries to end his own life has been captured and published by a Huddersfield aid group.

The poignant clip, shot in the Greek isle of Lesbos by Kasim Khan from Refugee Aid 786, shows one migrant’s bid to end his own life by climbing up a telegraph pylon to jump off, before a Good Samaritan comes to his rescue.

The group have released the video to raise awareness of the desperation experienced by refugees from war-torn countries trying to enter Europe.

Refugee Aid 786 is fronted by Sakeeb Khan, who featured in the Examiner in February after recounting his experiences helping refugees.

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One of his most shocking experiences was helping to dig graves for refugees who died crossing the Mediterranean.

Sakeeb, 32, said: “The clip was taken just outside Moria camp for refugees on Lesbos.

“The situation in Greece is getting worse and worse. In this video there is a man trying to commit suicide.

Still from video: Refugee tries to commit suicide after climbing up pylon outside Moria Camp in Lesbos. On the left, a Samaritan can be seen climbing to his aid.

“People are stressed, lost and not knowing what to do.”

Sakeeb has urged the people of Huddersfield to lend a hand to the charity through donating clothes and other items to help those stuck in camps.

“Please donate with open hearts so we can help vulnerable refugees”, he added.

Refugee Aid 786 was started by Sakeeb and his mother Musrrat Bano, who live on Springbank Crescent off Leeds Road.

The family collect donations from people across the country of items to send to families in refugee camps, while Sakeeb and other volunteers have visited the frontline to help.