Answering Greek emergency situation

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We seek your support to aid forcibly displaced people, facing humanitarian, challenging conditions in increasingly overcrowded camps on the Greek Islands.

Winter is coming. Due to conflicts in the Middle East and natural disasters like the recent earthquakes in Afghanistan, the number of forcibly displaced people will continue to rise. 

Therefore, we need to declare an emergency and bring attention to the current, escalating situation. Once again.

Facts & Figures on the Greek Islands

  • Lesvos' camp population has more than doubled in two months, from approximately 2000 at the beginning of July to well over 5000 in early-October;
  • Samos has witnessed a 660% population increase in just over a month, from 600 to 3964, according to UNHCR data from September 18th;
  • An increased lack of shelter and sleeping capacity. Projected that by end October, around 35% of the camp will not have adequate Housing & Sanitation Conditions.;
  • Water provision is scarce and rationed which leads to health and sanitation concerns;
  • Orderly food distribution is under pressure resulting in long, tense lines. 
  • There is a shortage of warm clothing, shoes, blankets, and other essentials persists, with winter approaching.

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Emergency relief we will focus on:

  • Equal and fair food distribution to all camp residents;
  • Monitoring and supervision of safe and inclusive WASH facilities;
  • Increasing safe and winter-ready shelter capacity;
  • Vast distribution of winterization items; like blankets, warm clothes, hygiene products, and other winterization supplies.

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The situation in Greece

In the past 8 years, we have been actively transforming in various crises. Major, transformative actions

We have been actively involved in humanitarian efforts on the Greek Islands since 2015, witnessing various crisis situations affecting people who have been forced to flee. Unfortunately, we must report that a significant humanitarian emergency has developed once again.

Since June, there has been a rapid increase in the number of arrivals to Greece. A situation we have seen before. Within just two months, camp populations have more than doubled, resulting in deteriorating living conditions. Access to suitable shelter, clean sanitation facilities, showers, dignified food distribution, essential hygiene items, and winter supplies is becoming increasingly challenging.

Over our eight years of presence on the Greek islands, we have consistently supported those seeking safety. Our "Camp to CampUs" approach empowers residents and harnesses their talents, to shape the response themselves, ensuring it aligns with their opinions and needs. As the situation shifts from integration to a humanitarian emergency once again, we will adapt as we have always done.