Help Refugees

HQ Location: 
London

Location of benefit: 
Europe

Help Giveacar raise enough money to provide 3,000 meals to refugees in Athens.

Since the Macedonian border was closed in March 2016, over 57,000 refugees have arrived in Greece and have been effectively trapped in a country that is already facing its own deep economic difficulties. Many of these refugees have gravitated towards urban areas, such as Athens, whilst they wait to have their asylum or relocation claims assessed. This wait has no deadline, so most refugees are left in limbo for months upon months, often without the right to work, or any state benefit system to financially support them. To aid people in this situation, Help Refugees are funding a community centre in Athens that provides not only basic needs such as free nutritious food, warm clothing and dental care, but also social needs such as education, child care, access to information and a safe space to build relationships and relax.
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