Greece: A Humanitarian Crisis
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World Care Foundation
Donations accepted until 25-04-2019
Last week after days of intense heat which bought its own set of challenges a storm started around 4am in Chios, Greece leaving some of the people in Vial Refugee camp devastated. Tents and shelters had blown over and everything was soaking wet. As if the people hadn’t suffered enough!
There has been hundreds of new arrivals mainly from war torn countries to Greece over the last few months. Recently another boat carrying refugees drowned killing 7 people. The refugee crisis is far from over. Nobody chooses to live in refugee camps. In tents or small boxes if lucky, on the streets if not- like I saw in Thessaloniki.
In Vial I watched people desperately putting their blankets out to dry and I put my hands on what little clothes they had to see it was soaked through.
It has been almost three years I have been volunteering in the refugee crisis so I was saddened to see the installment of new tents due to over capacity in the Lavrio camps.
A refugee friend always says ‘Mako Rahma’ over and over again. Meaning ‘No mercy, No mercy.’ I know now why.
‘Mako Rahma’ - No Mercy.
Maybe there is no mercy as the world sits back and watches people suffering in countries of conflict, whilst we contemplate the failure of our authorities or the hand played by evil oppressors who kill and maim. And maybe there is no mercy as our brothers and sisters in camps are humiliated in living conditions not suitable even for an animal.
Maybe there is ‘Mako Rahma’ when it is so hot a lady from Iraq moves her 5 month old baby to her friends caravan as the baby is burning in heat. Maybe I have no mercy that I can’t do more. That I can’t provide the mosquito repellant for the child who is being bitten constantly or a mosquito net the father desperately asked for; a baby stroller for the tired single mother who carries her one year old daughter, the elderly grandfather from Palestine who has rejigged wires and cables so he could have electricity in his tent and now needs an electric cooker we have no more funds to buy. And food? Some rely only on the food that we can provide.
I can only help people if you help me. So here is my heartfelt plea. Please donate whatever you can so we can provide food, water, shelter, baby products, basic necessities and SUMMER AID.
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