In the last weeks, Ritsona Camp has welcomed over 1000 new residents. During that time, the weather in Greece has taken a turn for the worst, with wind and rain nearly constant. Despite our winterization efforts, this has led to significant flooding in our spaces, making it impossible to conduct programming. We need your help to hire a construction company that will fill the spaces with material to absorb flooding, and to create an elevated walkway to ensure children & youth can access them.
Due to significant rain over the holidays, the Lighthouse Relief Child Friendly Space and Youth Engagement Space have experienced significant flooding, making the areas unsuitable and unsafe for programming to occur. Despite our winterization efforts, we cannot conduct activities until we hire an outside contractor to help us with removing the excess water, and unless we create an elevated walkway to ensure our spaces can be accessed.
With an additional 600 euros, our Psychosocial Support team will be able to contract a construction company to help us with recovering flooding damages, by filling our existing spaces with materials (sand and crushed stones) that will absorb the excess water, and enabling us to purchase pallets to create an elevated walkway. With these funds, we will be able to open our spaces at a very crucial time in Ritsona Refugee Camp.
In Ritsona Refugee Camp, LHR has a strong basis of trust with residents, carrying out projects that enable children and youth to invest in long-term futures, enhancing resilience so that they can create opportunities and navigate challenges. As we welcome new arrivals to Ritsona, it is more crucial than ever that we are able to invite them to psychosocial activities in our spaces, to build long-term trust and ensure their transition into this new phase of their asylum process.