The Journey to New Arrival Camps in Greece
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.
There are currently 70.8 milion forcibly displaced people worldwide. 25.9 million of these people are refugees and in 2019 alone over 4500 of these refugees arrived in Lesbos, Greece.
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 practical help and hope.
Continuing to help the refugees in Greece
We’ve been collecting essential relief items to send to the camps in the past few years. At the moment, we’re collecting wash kits to help the women in these camps. Here’s what we’re looking for:
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 our GAiN UK 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 these refugees face on a daily basis.