Category: Stories from the field

Works do not stop in Diavata refugee camp in North Greece. This week the concrete bases for the new housing units are made, and the networks that the units will be connected to are being finalized (electrical, plumbing, sewerage, lighting and TV network). Soon refugees in Diavata will be able to live in a place

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On April 12th, an International Day for Street Children, ASB’s implementing partner on a project funded by German Federal Foreign Office – ARSIS, has introduced the new concept of informal education to refugee children in Thessaloniki – The Mobile School. The Mobile School is a cart on wheels, with extendable blackboards, close to 350 educational

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ASB Greece team wishes you happy and peaceful Easter holidays. Today we share our gift with you, made by 9 year old refugee girl, as a reminder that love, tolerance and happiness come from within. We should learn from children, and do our best to help those who lost their homes grow up in a

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April is busy in Diavata refugee camp. ASB team continues with ground works, including ground leveling, excavation of trenches for all the networks that will be connected to the new containers soon (electrical, plumbing, sewerage, lighting and TV network) and surveying works. Ministry of Defense have upgraded the electrical substation to the 800 KWA and ASB

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Diavata refugee camp will soon get a new face – new housing units with toilet, kitchen, A/C and solar boiler incorporated , for more decent living conditions of refugees. Ground, electrical and plumbing works in camp are progressing, while at the same time containers are being finalized. April will bring good changes in the lives of the

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ASB team had an honor to be invited for lunch in a temporary home of a Syrian family, few days before they continued their journey to Germany and 10 months after knowing them and spending every day in Diavata refugee camp with them, working on a project funded by European Commission and implemented by ASB

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On March 22nd, a breastfeeding educational session for young refugee mothers took place in a hotel in Asprovalta, organized by WAHA International – ASB’s implementing partner, and funded by European Commission (ECHO). Breastfeeding is a natural process of motherhood and most women are able to breastfeed, if they are provided with the information and brief

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 ASB’s implementing partner on ECHO funded project, WAHA International, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Harvard Medical School, will be conducting research on health needs among Syrian refugees in Greece in March, April and May. A team of researchers from WAHA, with experience in Greece and in other humanitarian settings,

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