Greece

There are over 57,000 refugees in Greece, they are either scattered, staying in UNHCR created settlements camps or they are staying in non organised facilities.

Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from the Greek island of Chios 1st August 2017

“Aid groups helping refugees in Greece are packing up and leaving after the European Union withdrew its funding. The EU says there’s no further need for emergency funding since the refugee flows from Turkey have slowed. It’s paying the Greek authorities to take over services instead. But many aid groups say Greece is unprepared and refugees may lose access to vital services.”

We are currently collecting much needed items to send over to Lesvos in Greece, we are working with various other Facebook Groups to fill a 40ft container to send to the Atikka Warehouse in Lesvos where it can be distributed across camps. Aid is desperately required on a continual basis, there are now 6000 refugees living on Lesvos.

If you would like to donate or volunteer to help with our container aid please get in touch – info@ohob.org.uk

 

In 2016 and 2017 we sent 6 pallets of aid over to Greece, this includes the Gift Boxes of Smiles from the appeal we launched in November 2016. Over 600 boxes were donated and these were sent to the women and children in the Alexandria Camp and the Oinofyta Voiotia Camp in Mainland Greece. This appeal will run once again beginning in the Autumn in 2017.

 

2 Comments

  1. Hi,

    Which camps/organizations on Lesbos are you sending the latest container of items to? What with the alleged changes and Greek government to take over the camps, will the items be distributed properly?

    Many thanks

    Patricia

  2. Hi Patricia – we have organised a direct contact at the Attika Warehouse so the items will then be distributed properly.. x

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