Hunger  Greece Project #15250

Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families

by Kid & Family Vetted since 2013
Help kids  FIRE VICTIMES in this wildfire in Greec
Help kids FIRE VICTIMES in this wildfire in Greec

Dear friends and supporters,

we warmly thank you for your letters of support and donations. You encourage our efforts in the this dark period Greece experience.


Kid & Family charity unify all powers and volunteers with H.U.G. - Humans United Globally 4Youth  making a strong network of help to the Victimes of these wild fires killers

We are in the middle of Vacations. Athens is empty. Schools are closed. It is extremely difficult under the heat to work at places touched by fire, where ther is no tree left and the heat is unbelievable without even a drop of water. The central water and electricity distribution is under reconstruction. It will take long to get back in a normal life even to basic matters.

Ther is a lot of work needed

Your support is crusial. We thank you for being at our side.It is very important that you continue offering your support at every scheme you consider being useful for  emergency relief packages and psychological support for the huge loss of humans and what was left as fortune from 9 years of inhuman taxation and austerity mesures.

THE SITUATION

As we are on the ground every moment of the day and night, we had no access to internet or electricity, we are more than excausted, as the last 10 years we try to face impossible situations. They country has been transformed to a point of accumulation of tragedies. We are proud to still have volunteers as everyone is tired. We need hands and funds to go on.

We see products accumulated in mayors' warehouses without any kind of efficiency to get distributed. We see no planning for building up a network of help.

Once more we are happy we can work efficiently directly to people as always with our own network. KID & FAMILY our sponsor is a grate helping hand for "Emergency relief packages" helping directly people with home delivery of all essencials. She is on our site. Our psychologists, Greeks all over the world are connected with us to give immediate support throught skybe, phone, face to face FOR FREE in Greek.

ALL BASIC NEEDS URGE:

1. PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT AND SCREENING OF ALL kids & families IN NEED

Mobile phones, FAST Laptops for skybe ( supporting with pshycologists and psychiatrists, through skybe or phone. We need to provide FIRE victimes with any kind of phone they rarely have any! Everything is destroyed) This equipment will be also used for screening the needs of people. Sticks or mobile internet. We try hard to motivate people even to face their homes. The have no courage to act. Street are empty. There is nothing. No NGO unless the red cross the first 3 days. We see the police everywere a few soldiers, noone else. Volunteers are accumulated at ware houses were there is no plan for acting. We give them tasks and tools to go on.

HUG POINTS declared by PRINTED POSTERS were we give Phone number and email so each individual can have direct access to help (material or Pshycological) IN PERSON! DISCRITLY IF NEEDED! Office equipment needed. Tents too. Throught HUG POINTS we provide to all Fire Victimes AND Firemen ALSO: Glasses for free, Books, cloths, food, scolarship equipment that we ll need to provide for September!

2. CLEANING THE AREA

We need to provide basic Tools and materials for cuting, cleaning, bags , baskets etc to families, even for just cleaning the area and cut the burned branched. It is the most ergent to do after food and psychological support. Every home lost all kind of tools and equipment. We saw a 22 years young man trying to cut a branch with nifes. People are scared to keep all these burnt trees next to the ruines. A new fire is possible if they don't clean fast.

3. FEEDING PEOPLE: We need 5€ / person to give HUG MEALS. We found under this extremely cheap price restaurant tickets that can provide full meal with this low price. We thank much the greek restaurants for this huge offer. Please help us to provide as much MEALS as possible.! There are 1.200 families in the streets. It is not true the gossipe papers talks about rich people who maintane just a vacation house. For a 35% of people this is true. The rest of the families, are permenent regident of the areas, MATI, N.VOUTSAS, KINETTA, RAFINA, ALEPOCHORI and a several smaller communities of 15 houses each that ARE NEVER MENTIONED ON THE NEWS! Of course MATI is the area with the biggest number of people who passed away!

All of their houses and at least 200 families, lost people. Victimes passed away the same area we work, giving help.

Any time it is possible to find ourselves in front of the body of a person missing.

The population of Greece is in a huge chock when we realize that every years brings the country in a worst position, when the population is so much melted with all kind of nationalities in crusial need too. Under the burglars eye, Police is everywhere on the streets. The absolute  abscence of multinational NGOs who were present the first year of the massive refugee entrance in the city, make people angry. The regional Charities or NGOs also absent in the majority excausted from 9 years of efforts to recover the endless problems our country faces.

All nationaties living in Greece now have a common point. Anger. Trauma. Loss. Insecurity.

THE WAY WE ACT:

We put a few Big Posters, as far as we get funds to put mor

OUR ACTION PLANNING

1. HUG offers psychological - psychiatric care, medicines AND essensials at its HUG POINT. H.U.G. POINT give us direct access to us without any intermediate!!! So we provide in person products and support.!


2."Kid & Family CHARITY" as our sponsot in Global giving, offers us the network and products, so we distribute in person to people in need.! We are very district on that

"EMENRGENCY RELIEF PACKAGES" on the Grounds of Fire. WE ARE ABLE TO COVER due to the 9 years of network and experience on distributions of "emergency packages"  ALL OF THE 3 AREAS MOSTLY TOUCHED BY THIS DEMONIC FIRE.

warm thanks for your time and attention

stay by our site

Roumpini Terzaki

 

ARTICLES

I translate for you a part of the article we attached in Greek from "Kathimerini" newspaper. "National Depression: article by Theodore Georgakopoulos / newspaper – “Kathimerini”  03.08.2018 : 20:50


 

You know why kids and families, fire victims, are angry. You know it and i know it. We are exuberant with the almost inhuman strategy of the goverment of managing the crisis. It is just a communication management, we are angry with the authorities who declare irresponsible, with vulgarity. An untold tragedy is happening here. The country pass throught many social and economical erthquicks The common back ground of  pain and danger of all of us, a timeless anger and pain, that another disaster,like this wild fire will happen (or the floods in “Mandra Attikis”, or the oil spill in Argosaronic golf, or the fires of 2009, or the fires of 2007, or even "minor" things like the interruption of water supply in Thessaloniki because a pipe broke, (all Greeks, you understand what I mean) All comes to the surface with this fire. But incidences like this tragedy, with a mechanism of saving lives, works uncoordinated, depending on the fidelity of individuals. Helpless individuals. We should be saved ourselves, although no one has trained us how to respond to such situations when we had never been provided with training or information. We even know that there is an existing training on natural disasters

We all know that our anger faces the useless policy of regional governors and the mayors, but goes deeper, more broadly, the substrate of the anger we feel is addressed to each of our fellow citizens separately, in our own self, in our collective, relentless responsibility, which, two hundred years ago, we refuse to make (or, at least, demand) a functioning society, constantly protesting, selling our vote for crumbs, obedient to unreasonable sentiments, waiting for everything, abandoned and so we stand ten days now, each one alone, we cried for the absence any security and responsibility, concentrated all, in the form of charred girls in the arms of their burnt grandparents. All dead.


 

 ARTICLES

 

https://katohika.gr/stranger-voice/oi-gmimenes-oi-mko-sas-pou-einai-tora-ante-kai-gamisou-aristera/

https://www.kinima-ypervasi.gr/2018/07/blog-post_807.html

National Depression: article by Theodore Georgakopoulos / newspaper – “Kathimerini”  03.08.2018 : 20:50

http://www.kathimerini.gr/978246/opinion/epikairothta/politikh/h-e8nikh-mas-kata8liyh

No precaution to face the fires : article by Arianoutsou / newspaper – “Kathimerini”  30.07.2018

 

http://www.kathimerini.gr/977395/article/epikairothta/politikh/apoyh-epiteloys-metra-prolhyhs

 

ARTICLE by Georgia Drakaki

(translated by google translation)

The “Fire” in This Very Country will never stop burning

Greece’s people became literally one hug towards the disastrous wildfires-but, the important is to be sure that this Disaster will never repeat

                                                              By Georgia Drakaki, Greek journalist and volunteer

 

Several hundred Greeks holding candles gathered silently outside parliament in the end of July to remember those who died in deadly wildfires. That picture will never fade out form our memory…

The country's deadliest fire happened in the middle of this summer in the coastal town of Mati, which lies 30 km east of Athens.

About one hundred dead people and many others who are missing or injured in hospitals were enough to make people in the whole country to feel together the need to help, in the way everyone of them is able to help.

Tones of food, medicine and clothes, money in bank accounts and numerous volunteers came like water in the sand for those in need. People without houses, with babies in their hands, with their families and, sometimes, animals dead and burnt found a little oasis to all that organized help which was given to them mainly by the simple citizens.

Even some kids decided to sell their toys and their drawings to make money and give them to the survivors of the Big Disaster.

Solidarity and Love were the winners of this black and blooded summer-why can we not be like this always, even when anyone is dead or injured or homeless? Is this phenomenon something totally natural, because human beings are and act like this, or it’s something that can be taught to the younger people? Can we hope, us the Greeks and, basically, us, the people, for better and more connected societies and bonds?

Even if we suppose that the answer to all those questions is yes, we cannot stop thinking that emotions and solidarity are not enough to save us from a state which faces in a wrong way its citizens. Those buildings there, in Mati, were not supposed to be here-that’s why people could not escape! We know, it is not the best time to discuss this subject, but it is true.

Every one of us, everyone of you wants to feel safe in his or her country, in his or her house. We do not want to face again a disaster like this, which seems to be the same as the ones in the Hollywood movies! It’s a shame to lose our forests, our families and our animals in a way like this, in the 21st century, in a European country.

As sadness turns to anger over one of the worst natural disasters in Greece’s history, many people start going to the courts, against the Greek authorities. What will happen in the end? Who will be punished first?

For now, there is one thing very important to us: to keep being by the side of people who need us, to not lose time discussing about theories and responsibilities and to find a way-magical or not- to promise to our children that this will never, ever happen again!

what left
what left
efforts to survive
efforts to survive
sos meals
sos meals
emergency help with RELIEF PACKAGES OF ESSENSIALS
emergency help with RELIEF PACKAGES OF ESSENSIALS
PEOPLE LOST EVERYTHING. PEOPLE DIED
PEOPLE LOST EVERYTHING. PEOPLE DIED
IMAGES THAT REMIND REFUGEES TRYING TO ENTER E.U.
IMAGES THAT REMIND REFUGEES TRYING TO ENTER E.U.
Help us GIVE H.U.G. POINTS to firevictimes
Help us GIVE H.U.G. POINTS to firevictimes
food delivery
food delivery

Links:

hunger gets Kids & families in extreme conditons
hunger gets Kids & families in extreme conditons

Dear friends,

we thank you for your time and support. We ask you kindly, to sensitize your friends to take part in our effort to keep alive many families in deprivation, with no hope, no house, no job and no food. It is the first time that we did not manage to collect and give a symbolic gift to young children for Christmas, but also we lacked basic food supplies. Because donations are reducing, your help and support is very important for these families and young children. Greece is sinking slowly, day by day. Only with your help we will be able to collect and distribute food and supplies to the families in need.

Christina, a seven year old girl, visited our Charity Shop yesterday, secretly from her father, to confide in us that her father and younger sister, are driven out from the warehouse they are currently accomodating. Her younger sister, 5 years old, needs therapy. Her father, just like every single parent in despair, is suffering from serious psychological disorders, and Christina is now responsible for her sister's and father's life. 

More than 50% of young Greeks, constantly harm themselves and have suicidal behaviours. The economic crisis we are suffering, has destroyed us socially, materially and ethicly, our children and families. 

Please join our efforts. Support kids and families in need in Greece. Food became a vision more than a reality for the half of the population. Spread the news, help us create a strong network of supporters and donor. United we can do the impossible.

We invite you to help us by renting any of the two "airbnb" flats we prepared, furnished and decorated by the 5 stars Hotel Grate Britain based in Athens. Please check the attached links for detailed photos of each flat. Our flats are based next to Acropolis in the ancient town in the heart of Athens, with all public transports, cafes, restaurants, easy access from the airport and the port for the islands. You could spend some days of your your holidays in Greece while you help us fundraising our projects, supporting our vision. Do your Booking via email or via phone. When we ll have a confirmation for your booking, you can deposit your payment on Global Giving, by choosing in our donations list "other", with the amount of the rending. This rending is important because it is a donation to us.You can also use our bank account, if you have it. Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy. We hope you ll spread the news to friends and family, so they ll be able to support us.

 

Warm regards,

 

 

 

First time we achieved to distribute fresh fishes!
First time we achieved to distribute fresh fishes!
Mother of 3 kids! So happy she ll make a real meal
Mother of 3 kids! So happy she ll make a real meal
taking the way back home, with our relief packages
taking the way back home, with our relief packages
When we have food to deliver it
When we have food to deliver it's a relief to all
we are so happy after a delivery of food packages
we are so happy after a delivery of food packages
Old lady without a pension has to feed 4 grandkids
Old lady without a pension has to feed 4 grandkids

Links:

Hunger erase every smiles ... Kids need your help!
Hunger erase every smiles ... Kids need your help!

Dear friends and supporters,

The prolonged recession in Greece has taken a great toll on its people, especially children. Over the years, even the most hopeful, seem to have given up. 

There are so many cases of psychological problems among the people (psychosis as suicidal, borderline or dipolar behavor, selfharming too in our sunny country ... that we never experienced before the econ.crisis) which are serious desorders mostly due to the hunger that kids are experiencing the last 6 years!!!.

Currently, about 75% of children are already addicted self-harmers and there are constant cases of suicide in young adults aged 15-25. The menace is increasing daily as it has been noted that about 68% of the Athens population are self-harmers while in small towns and villages, the average is 30-50%. Most of these people have lost their mental health and 5-7% are suicidal.

Due to this economic crisis, Greece has become a sad society with no future for kids and youth.

Violence and Bullying occurs in and out of schools without abate, meals are no longer provided to children in schools. Hunger and despair has turned our youth to a sick and suicidal society. Young people no longer have dreams of the future and most resort to violence as a means to express their despair.

There are no private or public clinics, or even NGOs working on mental diseases for kids and teens in Greece. Due to the recent retrenchment of staff in the medical oversight board, less control and screening is exercised over the licensing process for medical practitioners. Professional therapists and Psychologists can now take their licenses without any control of the government, so there is a new generation of incompetent Psychologists and psychiatrists all over Athens who are unfit for the current health crisis. 

Also, the previous cues experienced in super markets are a thing of the past as most homes can barely feed. Even the sales from the charity shop have dropped drastically to as low as 5-6 Euro per day. There is no support anymore from the local people and the charity shop has a lot of bills left unpaid. 

We plead for urgent assistance as the impact of this crisis is beyond what the current volunteers can provide. The percentage of needy people is too high, beyond the capacity of the Charity organisation. Currently, we do not have enough resources to cover even the essentials for kid’s nutrition. 

We urge you to help us keep them alive!

Food is an essencial right for every kid!

Warm thanks for your support,

sharing food in a central pedestrian street
sharing food in a central pedestrian street
our volunteers after 6 hours of distributing food
our volunteers after 6 hours of distributing food
KID & FAMILY distributions. Our way back..
KID & FAMILY distributions. Our way back..
WORKSHOPS for KIDS
WORKSHOPS for KIDS' PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH CARE
GIVING WORKSHOPS TO KIDS SO THEY FACE THE LOSS
GIVING WORKSHOPS TO KIDS SO THEY FACE THE LOSS

Attachments:
Food distributions to Greek families
Food distributions to Greek families

Dear friends and supporters,

This summer was an arduous one for Greek kids, students and families. With a barrage of new austerity measures in the workplace and high rates of unemployment, daily foreclosures of residences and social unrest even in the northern areas of the capital, many Greek families are desperate, literally begging in the streets to feed their children!

Our volunteers struggle to work and distribute staple commodities during the severe heatwave of July that has temperatures rising as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit! 

This heatwave is following an earthquake whose center was near the island of Lesbos and was felt even in the Greek capital, Athens! The magnitude of the earthquake reached 6.1 points on the Richter scale and literally demolished the village of Vrissa, killing a woman in the rubble of her home. The village is deserted and 150 houses are non-habitable. During the summer the whole country experienced earthquakes reached from 4.6 to 6.1 points of Richter, several times, we lost people, residencies, that we can't afford to reconstruct.

Now is the time to show true solidarity to the people of Greece. We need volunteers and donations to keep children and families alive, cured, and supported with basic essentials. Our Youth experience terror.  H.U.G. project running and to respond to the present challenges!

Common meals for Greek families in need
Common meals for Greek families in need
Distributions taking place at 110F
Distributions taking place at 110F
Theatrical workshops in the streets of Athens
Theatrical workshops in the streets of Athens
Street theatre
Street theatre
Children enjoying our creative workshops
Children enjoying our creative workshops
GREECE FACES HUNGER IN 21th CENTURY!
GREECE FACES HUNGER IN 21th CENTURY!

Greeks suffer. Children in Greece lack basic goods. Even Greek people who have a job are unable to cover their basic needs. The citizens with a small but stable income, were until last year those you have retired, with unemployment having reached more than 70% in most occupations. Last year, the retired were those who maintained families who had not been included in our deliveries. Even the retired people are being extinguished in Greece.

Youths were the only ones we hoped to have a basic support from the government and hundreds of big organizations that exist in our country which are only interested in fundrasing and then they disappear. We experience hard times which are used for fundraising by foreign multinational organizations without giving us their support.

Education in Greece, universities and schools, are for free, but they cannot function in a way that ensures the basics for the children's lives. There are no school meals in Greek schools or universities. The student dorms are extinct. There are only 7 student dormitories that cannot function properly due to lack of staff. Anyone can enter the student halls. Only 8 people work in the dorms. Four years ago, there were 57 people working and taking care of the students in the dormitories.

The health sector in Greece, the thousands of uninsured citizens and the thousands of uninsured refugees in the hospitals that have been left with very few staff. Almost half of the number of hospitals are in operation with very few beds available, failing to even help those who have an insurance and are employeed. Hospitals are full of uninsured. There is no unit in Greece responsible for mental illnesses of kids with suicidal behaviour or self-harming because we never had such phenomena before the financial crisis. 

We are struggling to defeat the deaths in childhood and adolescence, but also in young adulthood who, although succeed in university, they stop attending the lectures, because no one can pay for the rent, but they themselves have no chance of finding a job. Even big multinational companies reduce their staff. Small companies that have not closed are now in the process of closing. Only the sector of tourism and Greek charities are helping our country this year.

Until this year we could separate categories of people who can be identified as vulnerable groups. Today, 85% of people living in Greece are now poor or deprived of the tax system and the desperate decline in wages and pensions. Employees work extra hours and are paid half of their salary. Young people attempt suicide. We do not know hoe many people we will need to help. The citizens' financial capacities have been exhausted. No one can offer. We need far more volunteers to help us compared to last year.

  • Please help us taccommodate students for free
  • Please help us complete H.U.G. to treat self-harming as nobody has the knowledge to face it in Greece and provide medication to childrenwho turn them into permanent bipolar patients
  • Please help us urgently
  • Please help children and young people. In September when schools and universities open, hopefully you will  help us at "Kid & Family" and H.U.G. Project (Humans United Globaly), to offer food and mental therapy to children, beds and rooms to students.
  • Please help us keep children away from death and be their supporters in life by giving them the right to study and stay alive. 

Urge your family, friends, and colleagues ...

In peace and solidariy,

Humans United Globally for "Kid & Family's" efforts

Carrying Boxes of Fresh Breams for Kids!
Carrying Boxes of Fresh Breams for Kids!
Preparing and Packing Fish
Preparing and Packing Fish
Huge efforts for ensuring FOOD
Huge efforts for ensuring FOOD
FOOD IS NOT ENOUGH in 2017. Please Support
FOOD IS NOT ENOUGH in 2017. Please Support
GIVE YOUR LOVE AND CARE TO KIDS IN GREECE!
GIVE YOUR LOVE AND CARE TO KIDS IN GREECE!
SOS DISTRIBUTIONS OF KID & FAMILY
SOS DISTRIBUTIONS OF KID & FAMILY
More Products needed for Greek kids in hunger
More Products needed for Greek kids in hunger
Packing for Greek Families in Despair Need
Packing for Greek Families in Despair Need
we TRY hard TO KEEP PEOPLE AWAY FROM SUICIDE
we TRY hard TO KEEP PEOPLE AWAY FROM SUICIDE
 

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Location: Athens - Greece
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Roumpini Terzaki
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