Greece

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.
Family forced to flee terror twice among thousands stranded in Greece
21 March 2016

Family forced to flee terror twice among thousands stranded in Greece

A baby boy in a blue knitted hat smiles up from his father’s arms.
Creating a psychological first aid toolbox
16 March 2016

Creating a psychological first aid toolbox

There is no lack of empathy amongst aid workers and volunteers for the migrants flocking to the Greek island of Lesvos from countries at war.
Humanitarian crisis in Greece – Red Cross scales up response
9 March 2016

Humanitarian crisis in Greece – Red Cross scales up response

Hellenic Red Cross scales up response as thousands of people are stuck in Greece.
Greek capital buckling under pressure as the number of stranded migrants grows
25 February 2016

Greek capital buckling under pressure as the number of stranded migrants grows

Erratic border regulations that have left thousands stranded in Greece are putting Athens under pressure as the city struggles to meet the basic needs of migrants.
A conversation with Maria Zigouri, a social worker from the Hellenic Red Cross
16 February 2016

A conversation with Maria Zigouri, a social worker from the Hellenic Red Cross

During her recent emergency mission to Lesvos for the Hellenic Red Cross, social worker Maria Zigouri, 35, worked in Apanemo, a transit camp for people arriving by sea from Turkey.
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