The situation of the approximately 50.000 refugees that find themselves in Greece has been worsening dramatically during the winter months. The promises of big organizations, the Greek government and the EU to winterize camps and move people from tents to isobox containers and hotels has been too slow – and in most instances has only occurred at the point where conditions started to become very severe or even life-threatening.
Human rights have been violated all over Greece and they continue to be violated. People are still living in tents. The harsh winter conditions with heavy snowfalls and temperatures lower than -10° threaten physical and mental health of children, women and men.
The Greek island Lesbos has been hit the hardest. The tents in the overcrowded camps have recently broken under the weight of the snow. Clothing, blankets and sleeping bags are wet and for most of the 5000+ people staying on the island there are not many possibilities to warm up.
This is why in the last weeks our TruckShop project together with IHA – InterEuropean Human Aid Association and Lifting Hands International put all efforts into organizing several aid missions with trucks full of sleeping bags, tents, dry clothes and shoes for the people stuck on Lesvos.
Help us keep the refugees warm this winter
We are currently in the process of expanding the size of our ‘TruckShop’ in order to allow us to supply all camps that request and require clothing. It’s a big mission and involves a lot of hard work, coordination and getting hands dirty in the warehouse.
If you want to support us in any way, please feel free to contact me for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our project page here: TruckShop.