Greece

20 June 2016

Greece: Surviving war and a dangerous journey at 18, while pregnant with second child

18-year old Arij Zaaouit has already lived through so much that it is difficult to imagine.
Greece: Improving living conditions while clowning around
14 June 2016

Greece: Improving living conditions while clowning around

Red Cross in Greece steps up humanitarian support to migrants in camps where people are stuck for an indefinite period of time.
Red Cross doubles support in Greece as thousands await their fate
3 June 2016

Red Cross doubles support in Greece as thousands await their fate

Over 50,000 people, mainly families, are stranded in Greece awaiting their fate pending decisions on asylum and EU relocation.
Red Cross doubles support in Greece as thousands await their fate
2 June 2016

Red Cross doubles support in Greece as thousands await their fate

Uncertainty and dire conditions in Greece impact the physical and mental health of the stranded migrants.
Playtime in Idomeni provides respite for families
3 May 2016

Playtime in Idomeni provides respite for families

Tania Karagianni, 53, makes the men around her laugh. “No drawings, no shade,” she says under a marquee near the Red Cross medical clinic and a couple sit down at the table and obediently pick up pencils.
Hellenic Red Cross increases support for thousands of families trapped in camps
26 April 2016

Hellenic Red Cross increases support for thousands of families trapped in camps

Medical care and vital food, water and emergency supplies are being prioritized by Red Cross teams at one of the Greek capital’s main camps for migrants.
Learning the local language during agonizing wait for information
21 April 2016

Learning the local language during agonizing wait for information

Find out how a young Iraqi man stuck in Greece copes with life in a limbo.
Red Cross activities continue after Idomeni protests
11 April 2016

Red Cross activities continue after Idomeni protests

Red Cross teams are still supporting migrants stranded in Idomeni.
Syrian medic in search of safety on the frontline of Red Cross response in Greece
5 April 2016

Syrian medic in search of safety on the frontline of Red Cross response in Greece

Former Syrian Red Cross volunteer doing his best to help other while stranded in Idomeni.
Extra medics drafted in as risk of epidemics rises in Greece
30 March 2016

Extra medics drafted in as risk of epidemics rises in Greece

The Red Cross is drafting in extra medics to Greece as hepatitis, chicken pox and lice infestations are reported on the country’s northern border.
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