Greece: Relief items and hygiene for refugees

Greece has become the most important stopover for refugees who travel toEurope. The high number of refugees leads to poor circumstances. The GRC supports the Hellenic Red Cross with relief items and hygiene measures.

Whether from Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq: More and more people flee from violence anddeath in their home countries. They often take on long ways full of suffering to find shelter. For many people on the way, Greece is the entrance door to Europe, a world without fear and misery. In 2015, there was a strong growth of refugee numbers in Greece. An average of around one thousand people per day arrived in Greece. Due to this influx of refugees, Greece faces enormous challenges, especially in times of commercial and social crisis. Refugee centres are crowded and agencies have to deal with work overload.Therefore, the situation for new arrivals is catastrophic. Health care, clean water and food are missing, many people sleep on the bare floor. This situation also leads to poor hygienic conditions. Therefore the GRC offers hygiene packages, coats, baby carriers and backpacks.

The project

Region: Island of Lesbos, Attica und Athens
Project volume: 400 000 Euro
Funding: Federal Foreign Office and donations
Partner: Hellenic Red Cross (HRC)

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