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Weʼre raising £800 to provide mosquito spray for homeless refugees

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Part of what I'm doing now in Thessaloniki includes distributing food to homeless refugees in the city. The majority of the beneficiaries of this service are young single men from Algerian, Afghani and Pakistani backgrounds. These men are the least likely to have asylum granted as priority goes to Syrian people and then women, children, and families.

The men live in abandoned buildings on the outskirts of the city and attempt to flee across the border to Macedonia almost daily. The demographic is constantly changing as some are successful in leaving and new people are arriving in Greece every day- with all the camps full to capacity and the services at breaking point there is nowhere for them to go.

Those who are living in these abandoned structures arrive at the distribution point covered in mosquito bites which often get infected due to a lack of treatment or over itching. Having spoken to the Doc Mobile Team that assists us at distribution I was told that the best thing we can provide for these men other than food is mosquito spray and cream to protect themselves. Not only will this improve their comfort a little in such conditions, but it will also decrease the risk to their health.

Although the cost of the spray is relatively low the numbers of the men who need such aid are not, and so I have set the target high so as to help as many people as possible. Please donate what you can to help these men to whom such few services are provided here in Greece.

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  • Hope Barker18 hrs ago
    Hope Barker

    Hope Barker

    18 hrs ago

    Thanks to your generous donations I have been able to extend donations beyond mosquito spray and intend to provide medicine for the Mobile Doc team, and put together hygiene packs for these men. Photos to follow soon. I have a total of 200 more bottles of mosquito spray to distribute next week too!

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    Hope Barker

    21 days ago

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  • Hope Barker21 days ago
    Hope Barker

    Hope Barker

    21 days ago

    Already with the money you have donated I've managed to purchase and distribute 126 bottles of mosquito spray- thank you so much for your efforts so far and don't forget to keep sharing and giving, we have a long way to go to help all those who need it!

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Page last updated on: 8/17/2018 4:07 PM



  • Anonymous


    Aug 8, 2018

  • Wendy


    Aug 7, 2018

    Well done Hope! Its great what you are doing.

  • Pablo


    Aug 6, 2018

    God luck and take care.


  • Alice Leonard

    Alice Leonard

    Aug 6, 2018

    Great work


  • Michael Williams

    Michael Williams

    Aug 3, 2018

    Well done for organising...


  • Andrew & Alison Makower

    Andrew & Alison Makower

    Aug 1, 2018

    Hello, Hope!

  • Sara B

    Sara B

    Jul 31, 2018

    Thanks for asking Hope. It's good to feel able to help in even a small way


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