Tag: Humanitarian Aid

Red Lines & Shades of Gray: Code of Conducts by the grassroots community
November 3, 2017August 12, 2018
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Red Lines & Shades of Gray: Code of Conducts by the grassroots community

Interviews and story by Priya Menon Edited by Ioanna Theodorou You are in a busy kitchen with people coming in and out, some chopping vegetables, others carrying plates. Words are thrown around in Arabic, English, Spanish, Farsi. Everything smells delicious. This is not an international restaurant. It’s the kitchen of a grassroots community centre feeding...

The New Year’s Smart List: Protecting the Planet
January 20, 2017November 20, 2017
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The New Year’s Smart List: Protecting the Planet

An interview with Alison-Terry Evans, Dirty Girls of Lesvos In the spirit of self-improvement at the start of a new year, Campfire Innovation has been catching up with some of our favourite Smart Aid teams… Whether it’s about being better to one another, or to our planet, learning new skills or just being better informed,...

Hack the Camp Pt. 2
December 7, 2016November 20, 2017
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Hack the Camp Pt. 2

In the whirlwind month the first Hack the Camp event, its participants have been hard at work developing their initial ideas into smart, sustainable refugee support solutions. The humanitarian hackathon, coordinated by US Embassy Athens, Impact Hub and the Onassis Cultural Centre, saw another three days of exciting collaboration and dialogue between the competing teams...

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: Project Elea at Eleonas
November 14, 2016November 20, 2017
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Views from the Ground: Project Elea at Eleonas

Life At Eleonas Eleonas was Greece’s first refugee camp and, according to Project Elea founder and manager, Andreas Ashikalis, it will likely be the last one standing. When you consider the camp’s growing population, this seems a reasonable assumption: Eleonas is home to approximately 2,200 residents, divided into three camps, and this population continues to...

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...