We’re supporting the Kempsons – providing shelter for vulnerable refugees families at the Hope Centre in Lesvos

With the Greek ferry strikes taking their toll the refugee camps in Lesvos are filling up rapidly as refugees are unable to leave the island.

Help Refugees have been assisting the Hope Centre project (run by the Kempsons) in renovating an old hotel to be used as shelter for vulnerable families arriving on Lesvos.

The centre is far from ready but with more boats arriving we are making room for people to stay the night here, they will all be provided with a hot meal, clean clothes and shelter and a warm place to sleep for the night.

Renovating the Hope Centre in Lesbos (5)

Renovating the Hope Centre in Lesbos (3)

Renovating the Hope Centre in Lesbos (6)


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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