Athens Food Project – helping to feed homeless refugees in Athens

With weather improving we’ve seen a significant increase of refugees arriving daily in Greece. Many more are risking the journey across the sea but as borders close in Macedonia, Austria and several Balkan countries it’s creating a bottleneck of thousands of refugees who are stuck on the Greek mainland. (News coverage here.)

Help Refugees are so proud to be supporting the Athens Food Project. Everyday they distribute food for people living in the Notara 26 refugee squat, and hundreds of homeless refugees living in Victoria and Omonia square and the Leofros Alexandaros park opposite. Refugees living in the squat help the team cook the food, showing incredible solidarity.

The team plan on expanding this project to cook thousands of more portions per day for the port, as well as the locations that they already distribute to. With the implementation of the government hot-spots and NATO’s recent decisions about how to handle the crisis, there are more and more people stuck in Athens as the weather gets warmer and the nearby wars intensify.

We are honoured to support teams on the ground who are able to respond and adapt to the constantly changing situation.

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Athens Food Project - helping to feed refugees in Athens (1)

We would not be able to do our work without your support and kindness. Many of the refugees we help are fleeing the conflict zones of Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Others are trying to escape political oppression in countries like Eritrea. All are human beings like us. As well as providing immediate physical assistance, we want to help refugees maintain their dignity.

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