Weʼre raising £1,500 to support the work of 'A Drop in the Ocean', at Skaramangás refugee camp in Athens, Greece.
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We're a family group of three - mother, daughter and cousin - going out to Athens for a week just before Christmas to volunteer with A Drop in the Ocean, a humanitarian non-profit organisation working on the ground with refugees in camps across Greece.
We're headed to the Skaramangás camp which is home to 3500 refugees, mainly from Syria, Afghanstan and Iraq.
At Skaramangás, Drop in the Ocean run a dedicated mother and baby clinic - specifically for pregnant women and new mothers -, as well as organising activities/education for children and adults and distributing clothing, food and hygiene products. They are also in the process of building a community centre.
Greece was the entry point into Europe for 1.1 million refugees in 2015, and since the borders and transit routes have been closed this year, tens of thousands of people have been left stranded in Greek camps, with the country struggling to support such large numbers.
Over 35,000 people are living in camps like Skaramangás across Greece - giving birth there, bringing up their children there, trying to stay positive, it's all happening.
We're raising money for A Drop in the Ocean so that they can keep up their amazing work helping people who have lost everything and are waiting in limbo while politicians decide their fate.
If you can spare anything at all to help - no matter how small - that would be amazing.
Amy, Allasonne and MC
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Mairi Claire Bowser5 days ago
Mairi Claire Bowser
Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far, we are so happy to share that we just passed our quarter way mark, with thanks to you all! It's just over two weeks to go until we leave ! Please feel free to share this with friends to continue the support. With love and many thanks, MC, Allasonne and Amy
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