Bridges Humanitarian Initiative
Vilara 2, 10437 Athens.
Monday to Thursday 9-5,
clothing, food pack distribution (temporarily suspended, as of Nov 25), access to skype, legal information about accessing the asylum system and integration support.5. December 2016
Elaionas (Eleonas) weekend market
aka "Gypsy market" -- every Saturday from about 10pm until late afternoon Sunday, south of Elaionas / Eleonas metro station. Roma families sell everything: fruit and veg, clothing, shoes, antiques. Good for inexpensive shoes, winter jackets, blankets. 29. September 2016
Max 2500, 1994 as of June 2017
January 2017 UNHCR site report gives this as three camps:
Eleonas I and II: 55% Afghan (Farsi / Dari / Pashto), 35% Syrian (Arabic), 10% other
Eleonas III: 75% Syrian, 20% Afghan, 5% Iraqi
Cabins for 8 people with a shared bathroom. Usually used for families. Also spelled Elaionas.
Run by Ministry of Migration Policy (MoMP)
Greek Camp Report (mid-April 2016): http://bit.ly/GCREleonas7. September 2016
Greek Council for Refugees (GCR)
Solomou 12 and Solomou 25, Exarheia, Athens
GCR is a Greek Non-Governmental Organization that supports asylum seekers and refugees in Greece. GCR offers free of charge legal counselling and social assistance. LGBTQ friendly. Opening for an appointment.
*** Legal aid, social support, material support, cultural & educational activities, monitoring, advocacy, networking
***GCR operates in its Offices in ATHENS and THESSALONIKI and is also present in ORESTIADA (EVROS) and IDOMENI (KILKIS).
Main contact: Vasiliki Tsipoura, Attorney-at-Law Coordinator of the Legal Unit, firstname.lastname@example.org. September 2016
Hellenic Red Cross – Social Welfare Department
1, Lykavitou street GR 106 72 Athens
Tel/Fax: 0030 210 3605631
Contact person: Ms Zefi Thanassoula
***vulnerable groups, including families and unaccompanied minors, food and shelter
***Hellenic Red Cross provides housing in ATHENS, LAVRIO, VOLOS, PATRA and legal aid in VOLOS and PATRA.
***medical and psychosocial services6. September 2016
Our mission at the Hope Project centre is to equip and empower displaced children and adults through creative learning programmes which include Maths, Science, English, Sports, Art and Arabic, as well as a Life Skills integration programme specifically designed for young people and adults. Hope Project aims to provide a safe environment and a platform where they develop and contribute towards everything at the centre, society and their own future.
10. April 2017
Integration Centre for Migrant Workers - Ecumenical Refugee Program (KSPM-ERP)
NGO of the Church of Greece 1 Iasiou str., Athens & 20 Iridanou str, Ilisia GR - 115 28, Athens
Tel: +30 210 7295 927, 210 7272 270
E-mail: email@example.com Web:
Contact person : Mrs Efthalia Pappa
***Legal aid, psychosocial support, monitoring, advocacy, networking for capacity building of church relating organizations
(via RefuComm)6. September 2016
Camp for identified "vulnerable" cases (mostly families), run by the Lesvos municipality.
44% Afghan (Farsi, Dari, Pashto), 22% Syrian (Arabic, Kurdish), 34% other, as of January 2017. All arrived after March 20, 2016.
Camp director: Stavros7. September 2016
Max 1500, 1,078 as of June 2017
Was closed/empty in fall 2016; reopened to receive people from Cherso. housing donated by UAE.
camp report is from mid-March 2016, and not accurate w/r/t camp population. As of spring 2017, on-site volunteer reported majority Arab (Syria, Iraq, mostly Arabic-speaking, some Kurdish), with a few Afghans. Large population of children.7. September 2016
METAdrasi – Action for Migration and Development (main office)
8, Thesprotias street GR - 104 44 Athens GREECE
Tel.: 0030 210 5138404
Fax: 0030 210 5126442
Contact persons : Mary Laura Capodistria, Evdokia Kouvara
*** interpretation services, escorting and legal support of unaccompanied minors
*** METAdrasi also operates in LESVOS, SAMOS, CHIOS, KOS, LEROS, IDOMENI (KILKIS)6. September 2016
Medecins du Monde / Doctors of the World (MDM) (clinic and main office)
12, Sapfous street GR – 10553 Athens
Tel: 0030 210 3213150 (central office), 3213485 (clinic)
Fax: 0030 210 3213850
Contact person: Ms. Retinioti
***medical and psychosocial aid
***Medecins du Monde also operate in PERAMA, CRETE, PATRA, KAVALA, THESSALONIKI
Procedure for clinic:
Arrive at 7am sharp to get a numbered ticket for kids' doctors and general health appointments (there is a lady doctor). The appointments are for the same day, starting from 9am until closing time at 5pm, in number order. If the day's quota of tickets is finished, there is no point in hanging around.
There are different tickets for different things (eye and skin doctors, cardiologists, etc), and these sometimes happen only on specific days. They also give tickets for their pharmacy, if you are entitled to free medication.
There is no emergency service, no point trying to jump the queue. They have interpreters helping the doctors. Be prepared to wait, it's extremely busy!6. September 2016
Moria Detention Center
Main camp for registration and processing. As of March 20, 2016, a closed camp where people are detained for 25 days after arrival, then get only enter/entrance privileges (they cannot move elsewhere unless deemed vulnerable cases, or sent to Athens for further interviews).
24% Afghan, 11% Syrian, 65% other, as of January 2017. Unaccompanied minors are kept in a separate facility inside.
60% men, 20% each women and children
Official capacity ~1500, but consistently overcrowded.7. September 2016
Nea Kavala (Polykastro)
Max 4200, 458 as of June 2017
98% Syrian (Arabic), 2% Iraqi, as of January 2017 per UNHCR report, but on-site volunteers say as of April 2017, significant Congolese (French-speaking) population
Greek Camp Report (mid-April 2016): http://bit.ly/GCRNeaKavala
Managed by army and UNHCR
7. September 2016
Max 600, ~600 as of June 2017
90% Afghan (Farsi / Dari / Pashto), 5% Pakistani (Urdu), 5% other, as of January 2017
Largely self-managed, medical care by Adventist Help, site management by International Organization of Migration (IOM)
Greek Camp Report (mid-April 2016): http://bit.ly/GCROinofyta
FB: Info Point for Oinofyta7. September 2016
Piraeus Open School for Immigrants
ΑΝΟΙΧΤΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ ΜΕΤΑΝΑΣΤΩΝ ΠΕΙΡΑΙΑ
Since 2005 it offers a large variety of courses to immigrants and refugees in a safe and friendly place that LGBTQ refugees can access and treated with respect. They offer language courses in greek, english, german, french, spanish, arabic, urdu as well as history and culture, photography, theater and computer courses. .
Address : 14th Gymnasio, Ag. Anargiron at Ko, Pireas 185 42
Ε-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. January 2017
Praksis (main office)
57, Stournari street GR – 104 32 Athens
Tel: 0030 210 5205200,-2,-3,-4
Fax: 0030 210 5205201
Contact person: Mr Antypas
***development, social support and medical cooperation projects
***PRAKSIS is also active in PIRAEUS, PATRA, THESSALONIKI, ORESTIADA, IDOMENI (KILKIS), LEROS, KOS, LESVOS, SAMOS, CHIOS6. September 2016
Praksis doctors' office / polyclinic
General doctor: Mon-Fri, from 9:00. Arrive 09:00 to receive a ticket; there are only 15 tickets given each day.
Gynaecologist (a man): Mon-Thurs, arrive at 14:00 for appointment
Dentist: Mon-Fri, arrive before 09:00 *Monday* for appointment
Also: Neurologist, Pediatrician, Pharmacy (closes at 13:00; must have prescription from doctor) 6. September 2016
Ritsona ex-military camp (Evia)
Max 1000, 717 as of June 2017
85% Syrian, 5% Iraqi (Arabic and Kurdish), 10% Afghan, as of January 2017
site management by International Organization of Migration (IOM)
Refugees & Volunteers All Together Ritsona is main info page on Facebook.
Refugees in Ritsona is an FB page maintained by refugees themselves: https://www.facebook.com/refugees.in.ritsona/
Greek Camp Report, mid-April: http://bit.ly/GCRRitsona
7. September 2016
Max 3200, 3101 as of June 2017
65% Syrian (Arabic, Kurdish), 25% Iraqi (Arabic, Kurdish), 10% Afghan as of January 2017
Also spelled Skaramagas, Skaramangas, Skaramangkas
Facebook group: Skaramangas Volunteers
Greek Camp Report (mid-April 2016): http://bit.ly/GCRSkaramagkas
7. September 2016
Studio rental (approx location)
Parking available.29. July 2016
Small charming studio, in traditional stone house with large garden, for exclusive use.
Ideally located, overlooking Eftalou road to the North Coast
• 5 minutes to the beach
• 5min to the castle
• 5 minutes to the city center
• 50m to mini market
Private and quiet, garden, mountain and castle views, double or single occupancy, bathroom, fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, central heating, free internet access, use of washing machine small surcharge.
Special Volunteers price 100Euro per week., per person.
Booking mail to: email@example.com