Greece’s refugee story may have cooled in the media of late. But they still need our help. The German NGO Help-Hilfe reminds us with the opening of a new shelter for refugee women and children on Wednesday June 21 (7.30-9pm) in the Keramikos district.
The new premises, known as Mosaico House, will accommodate up to 32 refugee women and children, regardless of their national origin, whether they remain in Greece or are relocated to a third country. The building has been completely rehabilitated and includes a separate floor for community activities such as language classes, recreational activities and information sessions.
The idea of Mosaico House is that when many different actors come together, they form something bigger, richer and more beautiful. Access to a usual place and related support services will help prepare residents for their new life in Europe anywhere and accelerate their integration and fuller participation in society.
The accommodation component is part of a larger project implemented in Athens and Thessaloniki by Help and its local NGO partners, Smile of the Child, Greek Council for Refugees and ANTIGONE funded by the German Foreign Office and partially through Help’s own contribution. To coincide with International Refugee Day, Help will host an opening event on Wednesday 21 June between 7pm-9.30pm.
For more information, visit www.help-ev.de
Insider Weekly, June 14, 2017.