Greece

1 September 2015

Just want to be useful

More than 180,000 vulnerable migrants have arrived in Greece this year. At the Elaiones Reception Center for migrants outside of Athens, three times a day, volunteers from the Hellenic Red Cross prepare and deliver food.
Providing dignity to people on the move in Lesbos
26 August 2015

Providing dignity to people on the move in Lesbos

In the first three weeks of August, over 54,000 people have arrived in Greece, many fleeing conflict and persecution.
Pressure eases for migrants in Kos, but stark needs remain
20 August 2015

Pressure eases for migrants in Kos, but stark needs remain

Today, Greece is now bearing the greatest share of the burden of migration in Europe.
Red Cross Samaritans providing rescue and relief following earthquakes in Greece
4 February 2014

Red Cross Samaritans providing rescue and relief following earthquakes in Greece

Two strong earthquakes have hit the Greek island of Kefalonia in eight days. The first – magnitude 5.9 – occurred last Sunday afternoon and the second early this Monday morning – slightly less powerful at magnitude 5.7 – sending the already worried popula
The ‘quiet desperation’ of homeless people in Greece
29 January 2013

The ‘quiet desperation’ of homeless people in Greece

By Hellenic Red Cross and Giovanni Zambello For the last two years, ‘L*’ has been living on the streets of Athens, finding accommodation in abandoned vehicles and carparks. His last job was as a mechanic in a small business that closed three years ago. Before that, he had only short-term, unstable jobs, with no chance to save for leaner times. Apart from a sister – who L no longer sees – he has...
Greece -“Freedom from the Fires” – an eyewitness account from a Hellenic Red Cross rescuer
4 September 2007

Greece -“Freedom from the Fires” – an eyewitness account from a Hellenic Red Cross rescuer

Devastating forest fires have swept over Greece, killing more than 60 people, damaging or destroying hundreds of homes, livestock, crops and other property, and inflicting long-term damage on the environment.
24 August 2004

Red Cross volunteers enter into Olympic spirit

The people of Greece have been enjoying the homecoming of the Olympic Games, some 108 years after the first modern games was staged in Athens.
29 April 2003

Displaced kids in Serbia get Greek Easter holidays

On April 18, 254 children from 75 cities in Serbia and Bosnia, accompanied by the Red Cross workers, arrived in Belgrade en route to Athens for an Easter holiday.

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