Many of you will know that in May 2018, I volunteered at Katsikas Refugee Camp. It was a humbling and transformative experience. However, my contribution felt like the tiniest drop in an ocean of need. I continue to support the tremendous work that Refugee Support are doing in the camps of Greece and I would love to raise more for this tiny charity. The need now is even greater than when I worked at Katsikas camp last year, with the camp doubling in size, with now over 1000 refugees - many, families with young children and babies. I am volunteering again this year, and will be working at Katsikas camp from late May until mid-June. Refugee Support have minimal overheads and are working on a shoestring budget. I have seen first-hand the fantastic work they do - always with integrity, optimism and enthusiasm. To find out more about my time at the camp, please read my public Facebook posts. Every little helps, and your donation really will make a difference to the lives of those who, through no fault of their own, have little or nothing.
Raising funds for Refugee Support
I want to raise awareness and funds for refugees trapped in Greece. In 2015, Europe started to close its borders to refugees who had no choice but to leave their homes in search of safety and security. In March 2016, the EU signed a deal with Turkey to slow the arrival of refugees into Greece and agreed to settle those that had already arrived in EU territory. Refugee Support Europe was set up in Greece in April 2016 to help support the refugees on new camps that were set up for those trapped in Greece. Although there has been a slow improvement in living conditions on the mainland, conditions are still dreadful, people are waiting far too long for their applications to be processed, the southern border countries are shouldering the burden and still the refugees come We need to show compassion and solidarity in this neglected humanitarian crisis., As a continent we have failed the refugees both morally and politically. I hope I can raise awareness and essential funds for this vital work in Greece. Please join me by supporting in whichever way you can. Thank you.
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