Tag: Europe

A guide to being a short-term volunteer in Greece this summer
April 20, 2017December 12, 2017
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A guide to being a short-term volunteer in Greece this summer

As Europe’s refugee response evolves, you should consider all of your options before signing on as short-term volunteer. Some of you reading this may have decided to make short trip to Europe to help those working within the refugee crisis this summer. But before you set up a crowdfunding page, book time off work and...

Game Day with Hope Refugees F.C.
February 24, 2017November 20, 2017
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Game Day with Hope Refugees F.C.

Myrto Vogiatzi heads to Piraeus to meet a team with a difference. It is a quiet Friday morning and the streets of the Kaminia district, at the heart of Piraeus, are almost as peaceful as on a Sunday afternoon. In between its light-colored flats, some of the older buildings, once used as factories by tobacco...

Surviving the City
January 7, 2017November 20, 2017
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Surviving the City

Urban sanctuaries for Athens’s overlooked refugees From being a place of transition to a de facto destination, Athens is home to an increasing number of urban refugees. Amid new challenges, two grassroots organisations stand out for their innovative responses to a humanitarian crisis that the state is unable to handle. The traditional image of refugees...

Views from the Ground: KHORA
November 20, 2016November 20, 2017
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Views from the Ground: KHORA

It’s been a whirlwind two months for Khora, so the Campfire Innovation team was super excited to explore the team’s new centre last week… While travelling through Khora Community Centre’s seven floors of creative and collaborative space, it was phenomenal to see how far the project has come in such a short span of time....

Views from the Ground: Skaramagas
September 28, 2016November 20, 2017
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Views from the Ground: Skaramagas

This is the second article from our “Views from the Ground” series. Campfire Innovation is based in Greece and often visits projects, camps and key locations to identify the challenges faced by volunteers and refugees and the best smart solutions deployed. This is a is a collection of stories based on the places we visit...

What about urban refugees?
September 26, 2016November 20, 2017
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What about urban refugees?

Let the numbers and facts speak for themselves. Currently: over 60,000 refugees are stranded in Greece More than 40 camps are dotted across the country Borders are closed Relocation and asylum procedures take over 6 months Winter is coming. What will happen to the 60,000 people across the country in the next few months? Looking at...

So, What Exactly is SMART AID?
September 25, 2016November 20, 2017
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So, What Exactly is SMART AID?

More than a year after the attention of the world was fixed on Greece and the refugee crisis, the situation continues to be difficult with real challenges every day. Over that time, more than 800,000 people have arrived and passed through Greece. Nearly 60,000 of them remain stranded in the country. Welcoming them, have been...