With summer now upon us refugees in Greece are facing a new battle – mosquitoes.
The camps are very often situated by stagnant water, which provides a breeding ground for the mosquitoes. Any standing water can rapidly become home to an infestation. Some children have had to be hospitalised because they have been bitten so much.
Sleeping outside in tents or in old deserted factory buildings there is often no escaping these troublesome insects.
Help Refugees are starting to distribute bottles of mosquito repellent and mosquito nets to families inside the camps. But with 54,000 refugees trapped in Greece and over a third of those children, we need your support to do so.
With your donations, we can get more repellent and nets to these people in desperate need – please click here to donate. Thank you!!
Photo credit Refugee Support Greece
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.
Please click through if you would like to find out more about our work in Calais, Dunkirk, Lesvos, Samos, Idomeni and other locations. If you would like to know how you can help refugees, please check out our Get Involved section where you can find out how to fundraise for us and how to make a donation. Thank you!