Stories from the field

Lecture at City College, International Faculty, University of Sheffield

In July, ASB Greece team took part at the Summer School on ‘The Migrant Crisis within the Greek context’, organized in Thessaloniki by City College, the International Faculty of University of Sheffield. Following the invitation to hold a presentation about the operations of the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund office in Greece, Jelena Tesic, Georgia Mitsika and Mike Mousallam held
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Official opening day of Diavata-Anagnostopoulou refugee camp, Thessaloniki, North Greece

On July 13th 2017, ASB Greece team, together with ASB’s implementing partners – WAHA International and ARSIS, organized the official opening of the Diavata – Anagnostopoulou Refugee camp near Thessaloniki. Although the camp did not stop working even for a day since it was opened, and although refugees live in new housing units with two
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Press release_Opening of Diavata – Anagnostopoulou refugee camp near Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki 13th July, 2017. Reconstructed Diavata Anagnostopoulou refugee camp in Thessaloniki welcomes the donors and officials in an opening ceremony on July 13th Within the project called Support to Refugees in Greece through Integrated Shelter Model Rapid Mobility Solution (ISM – RMS), implemented by ASB Regional Office Greece, the official opening of reconstructed Diavata Anagnostopoulou refugee
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The breast is the best!

Under the moto: “The Breast is the best!”, ASB’s implementing partner on the ECHO funded project held another educational session about breastfeeding for pregnant women and mothers. On 21st June in Loutra Volvis, there was an educational session about breastfeeding, presented by our certified expert midwife. The aim of the session was the empowerment of
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World Refugee Day – a reminder for the constant improvement

On a World Refugee Day, we would like to share a short retrospective of ASB presence in Greece, since June 2016, and experiences we had so far. *** The situation was not bright at the beginning. But we worked step by step, supported by our donors, European Commission Humanitarian Aid and German Federal Foreign Office
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Preparing the ground for new homes in Diavata Anagnostopoulou refugee camp

After finalizing the section A of the Diavata Anagnostopoulou refugee camp near Thessaloniki, and having 350 refugees happily living in the new housing units, ASB team continues works in other sections of the camp. This week, the remaining of the camp will be cleaned from the tents and temporary containers that refugees lived in before,
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This is how Diavata Anagnostopoulou refugee camp looks like now

Around 350 refugees from Diavata – Anagnostopoulou refugee camp near Thessaloniki, North Greece, previously living in a temporary containers consisting of one room, are now moved to a longer term housing units with two separate rooms, bathroom, solar boiler, kitchen with fridge and small cooker, wifi and TV connection. All of them, mostly families, were
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Educational presentation on prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus

Doctors working with WAHA International, ASB’s implementing partner on the project funded by European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) have devoted their spare time, after work in medical clinics in camps, to organize a series of educative sessions addressed to the beneficiaries. The purpose of this movement is to spread useful information regarding
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