Change for Chios: Help the Refugee Crisis in Greece

Cause page created in the Disaster category by Sophie Walton for "Syrian Refugees"

  • $480.00 donated
  • 16 generous donors

Please help me raise $5000 towards helping Syrian Refugees start a new life in Greece!

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Change for Chios

In the conversations I have had with people it staggers me to know how little our understanding is about what is going on in Syria at the moment. This is the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. Put simply, six years of war has torn Syria apart. Hundreds of thousands of innocent people have been killed in this conflict, and more than half the population - 11 million people - have been displaced - that’s almost 3 times the New Zealand population being forced from their homes.

My name is Sophie and in September I am joining Involvement Volunteers International to work on the front line in Chios, Greece. Chios is a direct hotspot for boat arrivals from Turkey, and the amazing volunteers there are assisting with the boat arrivals and aid of Syrian Refugees. In the 48 hours since writing this, I’ve been told by the volunteer liaison in Chios that 300 new refugees have arrived on the beach. Most of them are orphaned children.

My trip to Greece will be self funded and I have created this Givealittle page in the hope that many of those who don’t have the time to join me on my trip will help assist in other ways. Your donation will be giving these refugees the immediate care they need; food, aid and shelter.

For more information about the program I am volunteering for:

https://www.volunteering.org.au/projects/syrian-refugee-crisis-volunteering/

For other useful links and information about the war in Syria and the refugee crisis.

http://www.unhcr.org/en-au/news/latest/2016/9/57e12c564/300000-refugees-migrants-cross-med-far-2016.html

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/inthefield/2016/11/refugee-crisis-greeks-year-161110113307707.html

-Malnutrition and nutrition support

-Reproductive clinic and medical work

-Infant feeding

-General feeding

-Child and female friendly spaces

Page created by:

Sophie Walton

Individual
Canterbury

Assisting with boat arrivals and immediate aid.

All funds raised benefit:

Syrian Refugees

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Sophie Walton on behalf of Syrian Refugees.

  • $480.00 donated
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This cause page was created on 21 Mar 2017 and closes at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 04 Sep 2017.

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