Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece

by Kid & Family
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
Emergency Relief for Refugee Families in Greece
H.U.G humans unite globally
H.U.G humans unite globally

Dear Friends,

Once again we cannot stress how grateful we are to all of you and to Global Giving for the invaluable response and support to the ongoing refugee crisis in Greece.

Our work with so many refugee families, after Greece became the gateway to Europe for a record number of refugees and migrants, has left us with mixed feelings. On the one hand with your help and hands on aid from both local and International volunteers we have been witness and instrumental to keeping children and families alive, fed and clothed, while on the otherhand we experience a growing sense of futility because of the lack of coordination, decent housing, health care, safety, education and programmes of intergration.

Unfortunately despite the huge influx of aid incompetence on all sides has led to the problem becoming more acute, funds have been wasted, people have become mere numbers, resentment has been fueled and we have seen a rise in violence and crime. To add to the growing discontent Greek families too are beginning to live like refugees in their own country because of the ongoing financial crisis . The result has had lethal cosequences and it has come to affect the more vulnerable groups of refugees the most! The worst cosequence however is the drop in morale and the growth of indifference because of a problem that has dragged on and that doesn't seem to have a quick fix solution. Children might not be dying on the shores of Greece but they are living without hope for a dignified future!!

In order to fight the lack of solidarity we have introduced our project H.U.G (Humans United Globally) where refugees and local residents are called upon to work and live together. We have managed to get both refugees and Greek citizens in need both participating as volunteers and sharing free art, music, sports and psychology workshops in order to strenghthen their relationship and to find common ground from which they can build a better, safer and more productive future. We are also in the process of setting up decent accommodation in the centre of Athens both for Greek students in need and refugee families starting a new life. It goes without saying that we are in dire need of funds to keep reaching our goals.

In an environment where the word "refugee" carries with it so many negative conotations because of the way International politics is dealing with this humanitarian crisis, Kid & Family is desperately trying to value each and every human being that has been displaced due to war and poverty. Through ou project H.U.G  we have made it our mission to join forces with other NGO's in order to find a way to turn this humanitarian disaster into a learning tool for all of us that want children and families to live in peace and prosperity.

TOGETHER WE CAN INVEST IN THE GROWTH OF SOLIDARITY RATHER THAN THAT OF DISCONTENT

Help us extend a HUG to all the children and families in need, with your help whether it is through your donations or by sharing our call for help with your friends, family and community you will be instrumental in keeping the flame of humanitarian aid alive and our resolve as strong as the harsh reality requires!

Workshops for Greek & Refugee children
Workshops for Greek & Refugee children
Distributions made easier when ALL work together
Distributions made easier when ALL work together
Getting gifts after sharing creative workshops
Getting gifts after sharing creative workshops
H.U.G workshops for Sharing Caring & Integrating
H.U.G workshops for Sharing Caring & Integrating
Refugee & Greek volunteers sharing the burden
Refugee & Greek volunteers sharing the burden
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HASSAN OUR YOUNGEST VOLUNTEER IN ACTION
HASSAN OUR YOUNGEST VOLUNTEER IN ACTION

Dear friends and fellow philanthropists,

It's the time of the year where we look back in appreciation at what we have managed to accomnplish and we also look forward in anticipation to what can still be done in order to fulfill the wishes of so many refugee families and children.

Although the problems faced, by refugees strewn around the various hotspots in Greece, have not been solved and till today more and more people are still arriving on the shores of our islands closest to Turkey, nevertheless it still warms our heart to think of all the young souls we have been able to reach out to and by which we  in turn have been touched.

With your help and generosity and the precious help and support from our volunteers we have managed, with great difficulty, to steadily supply young refugee children with milk, yoghurt, babyfood and diapers. This year has brought us close to so many families and children and we are endlessly grateful for their gratitude and love of life as it is what keeps us going on!! 

It is the childen like Hassan that would latch onto us whenever we delivered products, blankets and clothes, which helped to fill us with hope for the future against the harsh reality of International politics and diplomacy that unfortunately has not been able to ease the predicament these people are faced with.Hassan went on to surprise us all by learning Greek and he has proudly joined our forces as a volunteer helping us ditribute food, clothes and blankets in his camp. There are so many children like Hassan that have joined hands to help us all create a huge family striving to keep the children fed, warm and safe. However, it saddens us that we are not able to keep up with the huge demand for even the basics! 

We therefore appeal to you to take advantage of the Year End Campaign and the Recurring Match Campaign that will double your impact whether big or small. By donating now your support will double your impact impact on Hassan's and all the other Children's lives in the camps throughout Greece.

Please help us by sharing our project with your friends, family and colleagues. The more voices the bigger our family of givers becomes!!

Thank you for your support

May the true spirit of Christmas touch the lives of ALL people. 

Christmas Alert Help us to go on!
Christmas Alert Help us to go on!
GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMASS DISTRIBUTIONS
GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMASS DISTRIBUTIONS
COLLECTING PRODUCTS FORKIDS & FAMILIES WE PROTECT
COLLECTING PRODUCTS FORKIDS & FAMILIES WE PROTECT
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED. PRODUCTS ARE NOT SUFFICIENT!
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED. PRODUCTS ARE NOT SUFFICIENT!
OUR VOLUNTEERS DO THEIR BEST WHEREVER IS NEEDED
OUR VOLUNTEERS DO THEIR BEST WHEREVER IS NEEDED
THEY NEED YOUR HELP! EVEN THE BASICS ARE HUGE HELP
THEY NEED YOUR HELP! EVEN THE BASICS ARE HUGE HELP
GREECE NEED YOUR HELP TO FEED REFUGEE FAMILIES
GREECE NEED YOUR HELP TO FEED REFUGEE FAMILIES

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Arriving to an uncertain future
Arriving to an uncertain future

So far our Syrian Refugee Relief Project has raised $3,075.95 due to 47 life changing Donors. Unfortunately this is only a drop in the ocean for the many people found stranded in Greece.

Even though Greece is facing an unprecedented economic crisis, we have been touched by the unending work offered to this project by volunteers who have worked effortlessly to distribute the basic supplies needed to keep these traumatized people alive. As there has been no political advancement in providing a solution for these souls your donations and concern have been our only driving force.

Thanks to your generosity we have been able to help by sending clothes, shoes and sleeping bags to Lesvos where most of the refugees that made the crossing were hosted initially. We went on to deliver milk, yoghurt, infant formula and diapers to the families with young children living in various hotspots in and around Athens, on a regular basis. Together with other NPO's involved in this humanitarian disaster we have been instrumental in feeding and educational programmes throughout this unfortunate crisis. Having come close to the people we have tried to help we realize that there are some more vulnerable than others. Women with young children travelling alone find themselves in danger in more ways than one as the conditions in the Hotspots are far from humane.

Although our resolve has not diminished our funds have!

We are however proud to announce that one of our many beneficiaries has given us 5000m2 in the centre of Athens to set up as small hosting apartments that will help these women regain some form of dignity and normality for their children. By setting up small apartments with access to proper bathing and sanitary facilities we hope to give them back the hope for a better, safer and healthier transition into their new lives!

In order for us to continue providing the very basic needs to as many refugees as possible and to continue ,with the help of our volunteers, with projects that will make a difference in the lives of so many less fortunate than us we would appreciate your support. Whether through donations or just by sharing our project with your friends,family and colleagues you are adding momentum to our efforts and helping to change so many lives!

 

 

Giving essentials with your help
Giving essentials with your help
Working together to make a difference
Working together to make a difference
Lifesaving distribution
Lifesaving distribution
Going beyond survival
Going beyond survival
Refugee children helping our volunteers
Refugee children helping our volunteers
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IN ISTANBUL helping SYRIANS TO COME SAFE IN GREECE
IN ISTANBUL helping SYRIANS TO COME SAFE IN GREECE

Dear friends and supporters,

We hope this terrible crisis will unite people's efforts.

We hope and we try hard to cooperate with NGOs working for refugees in our country and at neighboroung counties. It is an important mission for all humans of our planet to keep solidarity between us. To protect life.

While we work very hard to provide for the refugees in need here in Greece, we cannot forget the ones who have not yet begun their travel here, a travel that more often than not lead to numerous deaths. Therefore, we decided to travel to Istanbul and do what is crucial: create our own Life Roads by providing information to refugees on how to cross the border through land, without any ristk of their lives.

Our mission in Turkey was to create the spirit of a "LIFE ROAD" and to help people save their lives.

Our accomplishment: No more refugee drowning while crossing the border via sea from Turkey to Greece after our Life Road maps were distributed and explained. 

We believe in the power of a united front between people, citizens, and NGOs, countries and that is why we travelled to our neighboring country, Turkey,  to provide help and information also to other NGOs working with refugees in Istanbul which can spread this life saving Life Road map we created. The map states all the necessary information for their journey and was explained to refugees by the help of translators.  

Despite our little money available, we have accomplished great things, but we need to continue to do more. As we move forward, we are in urgent need of funds and help in order to save more lives.

 

Urgent help is needed:

To provide information and education to thousants of refugees living in our country. At just one of the "HOT SPOTS" hosting refugees in Athens (the capital of Greece) there are more than 860 children of different ages, only in one camp!!!

EDUCATION is important! We provide to all children English lessons, Greek lessons, Yoga and Arworkshops in hope to cure the trauma of the loss. The trauma of the war. We feel excited to talk in Greek and English with many of the kids already! They give as hugs, they help us carry food in the fridge. The welcome all of our activities for them. They are thursty for life.

IMPORTANT ALSO ...

To provide medical care

To provide aid

To provide food

To provide shelter

The need for all kind of products is so hight that we can't imagine how we will face the thousants of kilos necessery for all people living from now on in Greece. All needs to feed Greek Families are huge also. We believe that only united we can do it.

We thank you for what you have done so far, and for helping us save people from desparation and death. As turbulence in the world continues, more people need our help, and we cannot stop asking for more in order to help them.

Our mission at “Kid & Family” is to treat all people as our family, our volunteers, our donors, the refugees we help, and the Greek families in need. We welcome each and every one of you to our big family whose mission is only to provide support to as many more as possible. 

 

 Warm thanks,

Kid & Family

Syrians receiving information -maps / INSTANBUL
Syrians receiving information -maps / INSTANBUL
TURKEY/ Syrian Refugees receiving information-maps
TURKEY/ Syrian Refugees receiving information-maps
SYRIAN Refugees preparing our LIFE ROAD MAP CLASS
SYRIAN Refugees preparing our LIFE ROAD MAP CLASS
We mark all details on the map for Syrian Refugees
We mark all details on the map for Syrian Refugees
ATHENS GREECE-OUR ENGLISH LESSON IN SYRIANS' CAMP
ATHENS GREECE-OUR ENGLISH LESSON IN SYRIANS' CAMP
EIGHT YEARS OLD STUDENT FROM SYRIA IN OUR SCHOOL!
EIGHT YEARS OLD STUDENT FROM SYRIA IN OUR SCHOOL!
KIDS FROM SYRIA - AMAZING WORKSHOP in English!!!
KIDS FROM SYRIA - AMAZING WORKSHOP in English!!!
OUR VOLUNTEERS IN KID & FAMILY ENGLISH CLASS
OUR VOLUNTEERS IN KID & FAMILY ENGLISH CLASS
SHOOLL PROGRAMME FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES -WORKSHOP
SHOOLL PROGRAMME FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES -WORKSHOP
CLASS  IS FINISHED. THE MOST DIFFICULT MOMENT
CLASS IS FINISHED. THE MOST DIFFICULT MOMENT
TIME FOR LUNCH. WE CLEAN THE SCHOOL  ALL TOGETHER
TIME FOR LUNCH. WE CLEAN THE SCHOOL ALL TOGETHER
REFUGEE CAMP DISTRIBUTIONS TO SYRIAN FAMILIES
REFUGEE CAMP DISTRIBUTIONS TO SYRIAN FAMILIES

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Your help can save Refugees lives
Your help can save Refugees lives

Dear friends and supporters,

We feel honored we share our last piece of bread to save lives!

Saving even one life, there are no words to describe, the beauty, the happiness and the power you give to your life.

There are days we have no food, no supplies to give. There are days we must do "the impossible" seem normal to face the reality, or to give even hope. But we know that when you trust life you have life.

Despite the financial crisis that has crippled Greece we feel a moral responsibility to provide with food and supplies the many families that are seeking refuge from Syria and Afghanistan by the thousands. These refugee families arrive with their small kids and infants famished and exhausted looking for a safe shelter away from the horror of war.

Entire Athenian neighborhoods have been taken over by the refugees and our organization "Kid & Family" has been called to perform a double duty offering help to the refugees but also to our own citizens who have been crippled by the crisis. Your solidarity gives us the power to go on. 

Urgent help is needed:

1. For Our islands where thousands are arriving weekly

2. For our capital city of Athens where the refugees come to obtain legal papers for passage to Northern Europe

3. For maintaining peace and order between the different people that are arriving from Syria, Senegal, Somalia etc

With your generous support we were able to provide some comfort to many in need on New Year's Day. In the freezing temperatures of this New Year we were exalted that we could provide to some warm food, warm clothing and blankets, medicine and some toys for the children.

In addition “Kid & Family” found some Greek families that hosted refugees with their infants and elderly relatives. This winter of 2016 is predicted to be cold and harsh and we need support in order to obtain and organize a hostel where we can provide them with better services.

Please spread the word of this desperate situation to all your friends and neighbors. Our volunteers and supporters are doing everything in their power to help but so much more is needed. Find it in your hearts to donate money, personal time and any aid that can soften the tragic conditions of the refugees in Greece.

We saw that many of you donated both of our efforts. “The Emergency relief Packages for 4.750 families in Greece” https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/relief-distributions-greece/reports/ as well as all the efforts we make to save refugees families asking for help in our country.

Personally i feel you as a family. Only a family has no limit for love and compassion. That is the message "Kid & Family" gives with you to all people. To all nations. To every corner of our earth. 

But mostly we thank you because we know that for some of you it was difficult to help us at this moment of your life, but you did it! 

"Kid & Family" and all of our volunteers send you the best wishes for 2016

We hope that this "New Year" will bring to all of us the gift,to leave in peace and solidarity,

It's a gift we owe to children and to our lives

Save people's lives-Send a strong message of piece
Save people's lives-Send a strong message of piece
Athens -our capital-is taken over by refugees
Athens -our capital-is taken over by refugees
New Year's evening Kid & Family with all refugees
New Year's evening Kid & Family with all refugees
New Year's evening. Our volunteers tired but happy
New Year's evening. Our volunteers tired but happy
Distributions of supplies to refugees at 31/12/15
Distributions of supplies to refugees at 31/12/15
Preparing emergency relief packages for refugees
Preparing emergency relief packages for refugees
Our relief packages travel all over Greece
Our relief packages travel all over Greece
Our islands ... a cemetery of indentified children
Our islands ... a cemetery of indentified children
Seven years old indentified boy
Seven years old indentified boy
A strong young man from Syria. 30 years old!
A strong young man from Syria. 30 years old!

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