Greece Mission

Greece MissionDate:Since September 2016
Place: Athens, Greece

Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Europe were the protagonists of this mission established in Greece’s capital, Athens. The Volunteers of the Humanitarian Fraternity (FFHI) worked on the Mediterranean migratory route, used by migrants mainly from countries in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and North Africa.

The mission also carried out actions aimed at the Greek population, which became vulnerable as a result of the severe economic crisis that the country was going through for several years.

It is a mission that has enabled the interaction of the Fraternity – Humanitarian (FFHI) with other humanitarian aid organizations that also operate in the country, such as Caritas-Greece, the Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the Orthodox Church, and groups of civil volunteers who unite in favor of assistance to the needy, regardless of political ideology or religious beliefs.

ACTIVITIES

  • Assistance to street dwellers of the city of Athens.
  • Collection, preparation and distribution of food in migrant care facilities.
  • Visits to detention camps of, male and female migrants, with irregular documentation, for distribution of food, clothing and creation of spaces for conversations.
  • Participation in the program for refugees of the Caritas-Greece by providing support in the areas of bathing, delivery of clothes and organization of resources and raw material.