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Rachael Kiddey

Rachael Kiddey is crowdfunding

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£1,472
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Weʼre raising £2,000 to help a family, with three young children, who fled war in Syria and are now stuck, homeless and unable to work, in Athens, Greece.

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I am an academic and I have been working with people displaced by war and other intolerable conditions for several years. I first met this wonderful Syrian family - mum (a teacher), dad (an engineer), and their three young children - when they had just arrived in Athens in 2018. They want to work, speak English, and have been teaching themselves Greek. They survived in the squats for some time, always cheerful and hopeful, trying hard to fill in the relevant paperwork to obtain the necessary documents to be able to work, pay tax, and contribute. Since then, Greece has elected a right-wing government.

Along with hundreds of other families with young children, my family were violently evicted from the squat at 4am, without warning, and detained in a camp, far away from the municipal city centre. This too, they endured with dignity and hope for more than two years. Recently, they obtained residency documents but these give them no recourse to public funds or housing in Greece. They are now being evicted from the camp and told to fend for themselves. But with no options - no right to work, no housing, no money, no capacity to travel anywhere else, they are forced into abject poverty, through no fault of their own.

I am raising funds to help my family rent a small, inexpensive apartment and to buy food. Thank you very much for even the smallest of donations (just £2 goes a long way to buy fresh vegetables in Greece). People deserve so much better. I will post regular updates here so that supporters are kept informed. Inshallah/thank you.

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  • Rachael Kiddey7 months ago
    Rachael Kiddey

    Rachael Kiddey

    7 months ago

    I sent the family a photo of the page and they asked me to post this update: "We cannot believe this! Thank God and thank everyone for such kindness to our family. We want to pay back. Thank you so much." Having reached the target, the family can pay rent for 3 months - space to rest, breathe, plan for what comes next. I will keep this page open and continue to fundraise. Please keep sharing. Thank you so much for your very kind donations, and your good wishes and messages, which I'm passing on to the family. It all really helps.

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  • Rachael Kiddey7 months ago
    Rachael Kiddey

    Rachael Kiddey

    7 months ago

    Thank you very much everyone for your generous donations. The family asked me to share a message from them: "Please extend our sincere thanks to everyone, for their kindness and humanity." Please keep sharing the page with your networks, to help us reach the target. Many thanks indeed.

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    7 months ago
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Page last updated on: 6/30/2021 16.10

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42

  • David

    David

    Jun 30, 2021

    I hope this helps a little :-)

    £10.00

  • Cassie

    Cassie

    Mar 22, 2021

    Best of luck to them all xxx

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 21, 2021

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    Anonymous

    Mar 19, 2021

    £2.00

  • Kevin Hooper

    Kevin Hooper

    Mar 16, 2021

    Thank you Rachael for giving up your time and all the effort you have put into helping this family. Stuart

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 15, 2021

    £100.00

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    Mar 15, 2021

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Rachael Kiddey

Rachael Kiddey

Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, using archaeological methods to document how heritage can function in socially useful and transformative ways.

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