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Support for Refugees - A Humanitarian Crisis

Refugee Program in Greece

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Of the total 22.5 million refugees in the world today, less than 1 percent have been resettled. Over 62 thousand refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere are currently stranded in Greece, living in temporary camp structures while they wait, often indefinitely, for resettlement.

CCS is responding to this humanitarian crisis by launching our first-ever direct aid program, focused entirely on hands-on service to meet the most urgent needs of vulnerable residents of refugee camps in Greece.

How can you support refugees?

  1. Manage Water and Clothing Distribution
  2. Meet Other Urgent Needs
  3. Donate to the Distribution Center

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT REFUGEES

Our Refugee Support Volunteer Program is different from our other programs, in that it is our first program that is focused entirely on emergency humanitarian aid. As a humanitarian response program, our volunteer work with refugees in Greece takes precedence over the usual cultural programming. Our amazing in-country staff will still be on-hand to help you every step of the way, but the focus in Greece will be entirely on service to meet the most pressing needs of residents of refugee camps.

At the request of residents and camp actors, CCS is honored to now manage the operations of Ritsona refugee camp’s massive distribution center, a crucial dispensary of water, milk, hygiene products, clothing, and other supplies. As a volunteer, you will form lasting relationships with residents as you distribute daily water packages and run a free clothing boutique -- meeting basic human needs and fulfilling fundamental human rights, all with compassion, dignity, and humanity.

Without our volunteers and donors, the distribution center simply wouldn’t exist, and residents would not have access to resources to meet their most urgent needs and fulfill their most basic human rights. Our need for volunteers is more urgent now than ever, as we commit to the long-term operations of this distribution center. In addition, as part of your program contribution, we donate $200-300 directly to the distribution center for every 2 weeks of service.

Uphold human dignity and provide a sense of stability when you Manage Water & Clothing Distributions by meeting basic needs with consistency and respect.

Meet Other Urgent Needs in refugee camps by offering emotional and educational supports to vulnerable residents.

Ensure the sustainable provision of needed hygiene, water, and clothing supplies when you Donate to the Distribution Center to support vulnerable residents.

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