Everyday thousands of refugees including women and children from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia fleeing from war and poverty are landing in Europe and Greek Island. Caritas Greece is lending them a helping hand by providing them with an emergency humanitarian project.
Caritas is helping them with the refugees with sleeping bags and mats to children. On the islands of Lesbos and Kos, Caritas is distributing children’s snacks every day.
“The emergency project which is scheduled to last six months could be expanded if the need arises. It is more likely that the situation will get worse”, says Evelina Manola, a social worker from Caritas Greece, who is part of the relief efforts on the island of Chios.
The refugees are migrating to new places in highly risky conditions. They are arriving on small boats overloaded with up to fifty people. Refugees have to pay 1,200 US dollars to traffickers to do the crossing. They are migrating to Germany and Sweden with the hope of building a better life..