MILK POWDER FOR KIDS - Victoria Square Athens
Dear friends and supporters,
Hope you remain safe at home. We will gain this fight for life together, supporting each other with care and patience. Please remember there are kids during C19 umprotected from the virus, evern worst from hunger and winter cold.
When Salua fled Syria with her three young children she brought only what she had could carry for the long journey ahead. Each child had just two changes of clothes - everything else had been left behind. “We used to have a car, a shop and a house,” she says, sitting on the floor in a barely furnished room in a tiny apartment in Athens. Salua is just one of the many thousands of Syrian refugee women who are the head of their household due to the decade-long civil war. Salua’s husband was killed when the bus he was travelling in was hit by a bomb. Over 80 per cent of Syrian refugees live in urban areas of Greece. They have to find money for all the usual living expenses such as rent, food, school supplies and medical expenses. But for women, it’s difficult to secure work. Only a small per cent of refugee work permits have gone to women. Without a regular income, many women are forced to borrow money which leaves them vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous agents or landlords, or they resort to other negative coping strategies such as restricting their own food so their children can eat. Children often stay home from school when money is tight so that their families can save on the cost of books and transport. Schooling is important to Salua, who takes obvious pride in her children’s drawings. If Salua did not have the constant worry about living costs, she would concentrate on building a better future for herself and her family.
Greece continues to wrestle with the ongoing migrant crisis. Europe is definitely not capable to deal with this severe problem. Many of the refugees have been tortured, others had difficulty finding a work and fear for their safety. A lot of them are still looking for a missing member of their families. What they all need is to feel safe, to be fed, to have access in medical services and education, to find a job and a “home”.
Kids & Family helps these families to survive. It offers on-site medical care, psychological assistance, food, clothing and personal hygiene items. It also makes external referrals for medical care (such as hospitals, etc.). The organization also organizes activities for children, foreign language departments and provides social support. It also develops solidarity and public awareness actions for refugees and locals.
We need your support, in order to provide humanitarian help to the most vulnerable refugees, such as families with children, pregnant women, refugees with special needs, refugees suffering from serious health problems and victims of shipwrecks who have lost loved ones at sea. Solidarity keeps the inner harmony of the world.
Our dream is to create a center that supports and integrates refugee families in Greece. Greek state alone cannot develop a strategy in order to solve the problem. Kid & Family is not just an alternative, but the only solution the country can currently provide. Together we can embrace desperate refugee families, keep them alive and give them hope.
They say that children are our future. We say that Children can only change the future if adults act responsible now. So, future is NOW.
Kid & Family can only achieve its goals with the help of generous donations from supporters and community members. With their support we are confident that our decision to establish Kid & Family is justified everyday and proves to be the most appropriate to face all contemporary challenges.Economic crisis in combination to refugee crisis and their effects do not only activate mechanisms of adaptation, but also evolution. Thus, new horizons are opened in the implementation of actions that have a direct or indirect positive imprint on society.
Any amount to help us to build up a better community for kids. All amounts are tax deductible in your country. Use GlobalGiving receipt.
We kindly ask you to stay by our side and support our vision, by spreading the news and creating a strong network of supporters and donators for the people in need. United we can do the impossible.
At Kid & Family we dare to dream that one day our society, state and citizens will be better … because they will stand by refugees and those in need by offering shelter, protection and awakening based on the principles of solidarity, respect for human life, non-discrimination, non-violence and volunteerism. So, let's nourish our souls and develop our senses. Let's show our presence.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Remain supportive to your friends and families.
Let’s become a big H.U.G. of support for those who are not safe this Christmass
Warm wishes for a beutifull Christtmas Eve at home
Remain Humans United Globally this Christmas
mary Christmas in our hearts!
our workshop of the use of masks for kids
buy a meal from far this Christmas
Danger of C19 is huge. We need restaurant tickets!
Please help with restau Tickets. We are in danger
please help us pay the insurrance of our Van
their home is the street during Christmas
Restaurant tickets HELP! No volunteers due C19