Shelter and sanctuary in Athens for single mothers and unaccompanied minors

For the past three weeks Help Refugees has been funding Khora and Zaatar to renovate and re-purpose an old shop in the heart of Athens. The building will be used to offer shelter to young single mothers and unaccompanied minors during their stay in Greece.

The bulk of the building work is coming to an end and the team will now begin the process of making a house a home.

The way that refugees, local people and international volunteers have come together, shared time skills and resources to make this happen is inspirational and we are very happy to be a part of it.

We look forward to bringing you updates in the near future when the guests move in.


Khora and Zaatar in Athens


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