Echelons of the Greek Red Cross in support of the homeless and immigrants who live in the streets of Athens

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Published: January 22, 2016

Read the announcement: “In the context of development actions for the provision of services, emergency social assistance and… support to groups of people who live in the street, started on Monday, 18 January 2016, program interventions, street work), and will continue in the coming days.
In particular, levels of the Greek Red Cross, consisting of social workers, a doctor, Samaritans, volunteers, Social Welfare and Nursing, from 21:00.m. – 1:00 am.m., distributed material essentials (blankets, canned goods, water, raisins, cookies, backpacks, shoulder) migrants and homeless people who live in the centre of Athens (Victoria square, Omonia , Vathi, and in the wider region).
Overall, the first three days of the action (18, 19 & 20 January 2016), funds were 379 homeless (357 men, 16 women & 6 children). The beneficiaries in the majority of them were foreigners from Algeria, Morocco, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Greeks.
All the participants were given relevant information in their native language for the areas of emergency housing, that have been allocated by the Municipality of Athens, for the duration of the bad weather, and general information about services to which they can turn to for further help and support.
The action is carried out in the framework of the Emergency Appeal Support to cover urgent humanitarian needs in Greece, which has addressed the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC), in collaboration with the Municipality of Athens.”

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