Refugees In Greece ~ How You Can Help!

  • by XpatAthens
  • Tuesday, 08 September 2015
Refugees In Greece ~ How You Can Help!
With such a huge need for aid and assistance among the refugees in Greece, we've created this article in order for the community to know how and where they can help first-hand.

We've done our best to collect accurate information and although some of these initiatives are by organizations, do keep in mind that many of them have been organized by individuals in the community. The information below has been gathered via various social media pages and we'd like to thank everyone for making these posts available. (Note: The information has been outlined in random order.)

If you would like to add an initiative to this article or send us an update, please send a detailed email to

Individual Initiatives:

A) St Paul's Anglican Church in Athens: Contact Fr Malcolm Bradshaw -

B) To send donations to Thessaloniki: Please send parcels to Craig Wherlock, Oikopolis, Ptolemaion 29a Thessaloniki.

To send parcels to Lesvos: Please send parcels to Eric Kempson, Eftalou, Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece, 81108.

* All donations small or large are appreciated. Baby milk, diapers, wipes, sanitary pads, soap, track suit bottoms for men and women and underwear are all needed.

C) Donations Needed - Small easy to carry activity kits for refugee children. Contact: Eileen Botsford Mmc at activitykitsforrefugeekids@gmail. Also see: New drop off collection box set up thanks to our volunteers and Women's Care Medical Group Practice: Sorou 3-5 Marousi - Map:

D) From the Greek Forum for Refugees ~ items needed and collection addresses:

Items Needed:

Long lasting food:
Rusks, biscuits, water, evaporated milk, juice, oil, meat, pasta, rice, pulses, evaporated milk, juice, tomatoes, canned, sugar, etc

Clothes: mostly for men and children.

Baby products: baby milk, bottles, creams, wipes, diapers, hats-Sport Shoes
Sheets / Towels

Toiletries: toilet paper, sanitary napkins, toothpaste, toothbrushes

Medical supplies: gauze, bandages, normal sera, antihistaminic ointments, antiseptic, adhesive dressings for wounds, cooling spray for wounds.

Locations and hours you can send your offers and contact numbers:

1. Greek Forum of Refugees
Contact info: 2130282976, 6948408928
You can send or bring the your offers directly to our office Gravias 9-13 Athens ZIP: 10678 from 11-5 pm

2. Solidarity4all. Contact Info: 2103801921. You can send or bring any of your offers that are included in the list above, EXCEPT from clothing, to our offices 74 College, Athens, from 10 to 5 pm

3. KYADA. Contact Info: 2105246516. You can send or bring your offers directly to our office Sofokleous & Pireos 35, Athens from 9-3 pm

E) The Charitable Arm of the Orthodox Church called Apostoli, has organised two "Banks" for the collection of Pharamaceuticals and Toiletries. From there they will be distributed to the areas of most need and where they are already in action.

Pharmaceuticals and medicines should be brought to: 
Social Pharmacy of Apostoli-Municipality of Kallithea 
Andromachis 100 (Ανδρομάχης 100)
 Kallithea. Contact Persons: 
Mrs. Ioanna Kolotourou & Mrs. Antigoni Tsortou
Tel. 210-9532712

Items required include: Medicines for diabetes (for example Glucophage tablets) or Medicines for stomach (for example Losec or penrazol type)
plus items you would take for travelling - eg Paracetemol, Imodium, Cetavlon, Iodine, maybe cough sweets - Soothers (or the Greek equivalent), medicines for children, plasters etc.

Toiletries should be taken to:
 Apostoli HQ. 
8, Hera str. & 37, Despos Sechou str.
GR-11743 Athens (Neos Cosmos) 
Nearest metro Sygrou-Fix.
 Contact Person:
Dr. Vasileios Meichanetsidis, JCD

Items needed include: Toothbrushes and Toothpaste, Shampoo, Soap, Wipes for Adults and Children, Handwash, Shower Gel, Disposable Nappies, Feminine Hygiene products, etc.

Groups & Organizations:

Note, many of these groups are in Greek, but you may contact them in English in order to get involved.

Amurtel Hellas
This group works in the camps with pregnant and birthing women as well as mothers and infants.
Contact email:

Greek Forum of Refugees

Refugee Air - Let Them Fly

Αλληλεγγύη στους πρόσφυγες - Solidarity with Refugees in Greece

Helping hands of Rhodes/Χέρια Βοηθείας της Ρόδου

Help for refugees in Molyvos (Lesvos)

RefugeesWelcome GR —Ανακοινώσεις


Baby Feat

UN Refugee Agency

The Salvation Army In Greece

Medecins Sans Frontieres ~ Doctors Without Borders

International Federation of Red Cross ~ Hellenic Red Cross

CrowdFunding & Donation Websites:

Rain Ponchos For Refugees

YouCaring ~ Aid to Children of Syria

UN Refugee Agency ~ Syria Crisis

Crowrise ~ Fundraiser for Julien Marios

If you would like to add an initiative to this article or send us an update, please send a detailed email to