Get Involved with Refugees in Greece

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Launched in 2015 with a simple team of 16 volunteer aid workers going to help with the refugee crisis on the Island of Lesvos, A Drop in the Ocean has now coordinated more than 5000 volunteers from 60 different countries to donate their time, money and energy to the ongoing refugee crisis in Greece. 

Greece, which used to be a transit country, has now become temporary residence for tens of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict and devastation in their homelands. Border controls are stricter than ever before, and the influx of refugees by boat from Turkey continues. Refugees in both official and unofficial camps continue to accumulate en-masse. 

The beneficiaries in the refugee camps are living their lives in a limbo, often in miserable and undignified conditions. Some have been living there for more than two years and still don’t know when their asylum cases will be handled. The Greek system is overwhelmed by the high numbers of arrivals as people continue fleeing wars and conflicts in the Middle East and in Africa.

 

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Providing meaningful content for the residents in the camps is crucial to avoiding conflicts and to cultivating healthy communities where trauma survivors can begin to heal. Such content can be in the form of running clothing shops, hosting sewing classes, offering education programs for children, cultivating mental and physical wellness programs, overseeing constructions projects, and  beyond. With most of the world’s larger aid organisations having now left the Greek refugee camps, it’s up to smaller NGOs like A Drop in the Ocean to support the thousands of residents still in crisis. This inspiring organisation works to serve as many as 9,000 refugees at a time, both directly and indirectly, and needs the time, talents and donations of people just like you in order to continue their vital work.  

If you would like to make a financial contribution to this project, please do so below. If you would like to learn more about being a volunteer with A Drop in the Ocean, please register on our BBS volunteer database here. If you would like to learn more about large-scale supply donations you or your organisation can make such as sewing machines, shoes, textiles, computers, etc., we invite you to contact us. We can’t wait to partner with you.  

 

100% of donations made through BBS go to those in need.

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