The Journey to New Arrival Camps in Greece
When families choose to flee their homes to escape the terrors of war, this is not an easy choice. To leave everything they have known and worked for, for an uncertain future. For many of them the decision to flee is just the beginning of their traumatic journey to safety and so often the conditions that they are met with are far from providing them with the shelter and supplies that they need to survive.
Following the closure of many European borders in 2016, Turkey established a settlement with the EU, stating that they would house any asylum seekers that land in Greece. The hotspot system was created to facilitate the identification and registration of asylum seekers on arrival. However, rather than these individuals simply passing through the transitional camp of Moria, many are now stuck there whilst their applications for refuge and the possibility of persecution in Turkey are processed. Due to the slow processing and delayed transfers of new arrivals to the camp, overcrowding and substandard living conditions are ever growing issues that compromise the human rights of those stuck within the camp.
In the video below, you can see the amazing impact that volunteers serving in Greece have made in the lives of refugees who have fled in search of safety on these islands. Plus the wider work in which GAiN is playing a part in helping to bring to practical help and hope.
Continuing to help the refugees in Greece
We’ve been collecting essential relief items to send to the camps for the past few years. We’re now collecting wash kits to help the women in these camps. These wash kits consist of:
Towel, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary towels, razors, nappies size 4-7
If you want to give some of these items, you can drop them off at any collection point (on the homepage)
If you are not near to any collection point, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can order these wash kits on Amazon (costs £15 for a wash kit) and have it sent to us:
GAiN UK Amazon wish list for Greece
Or you can give financially which we’ll use to send these wash kits to these women in the camps
Give to Help Refugees in Greece
Thank you for helping us ease some of the difficulties they face on a daily basis.