The ghost of Idomeni is hovering above the refugee camps in Northern Greece, which have received hundreds of new refugees, mainly from Afrin, Syria, in the past one and a half months.
Once again tents have been set up in order to provide the newly arrived refugees with emergency shelters. According to the Ministry for Migration Policy 6,632 people crossed the land and sea borders in April.
In April, ARSIS organized an awareness campaign asking citizens for support and even until today citizens continue to show their solidarity by offering money and/or basic necessity kits to refugees.
- For those wishing to make a deposit: ALPHA ΒΑΝΚ in Thessaloniki.
IBAN: GR57 0140 7090 7090 0200 2009 353 BIC: CRBAGRAAXXX (please indicate “for the refugees”) or via paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org
- There is great need for foodstuffs, diapers (size 1 and 2), milk and infant food. Those wishing to help can take the items to Warehouse 1 in the Port of Thessaloniki (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm) or call 6934 863 689 & 2310 526150.
- ARSIS asks owners of vacant homes wishing to help house refugees to call 2310 526 150 (daily from 9 am to 5 pm).
- The awareness campaign is supported by PIER – Protection, Integration and Education for Refugees in Greece, Italy and Austria. http://www.pier-program.com,
which is funded by the “Coca Cola Foundation”