In 2021, refugees and asylum seekers in Greece face significant barriers in accessing essential services and support. Gaps in service provision continue to grow, with people facing a lack of shelter, food, medical, and legal aid. As walls are built around camps, refugees are becoming further isolated, with few avenues to further their education, or integrate into new homes. In both Ritsona Camp and Athens, these barriers are having an alarming impact on wellbeing, resilience, and human rights.
In Athens, we are expanding our Streetwork Programme to ensure those facing homelessness can access a wider range of services. In Ritsona, our priority is to support the camp community by strengthening our psychosocial (PSS) activities, providing trainings, workshops, counselling, and safe spaces, through which people can build their futures. We are seeking to address growing needs by exploring expanding our PSS to other locations. We need your support to help people transcend these barriers!
In Greece, refugees and asylum seekers face barriers that impact their short-term and long-term outcomes. At LHR, we provide support through emergency response outreach, PSS activities, and casework management, to ensure that displaced people can access holistic and sustainable support. We partner with refugees and asylum seekers to cultivate the tools and skills that allow them to foster agency, with the objective of transcending barriers to access opportunities and fulfill their goals.